According to the singer's official website, he'll not be performing...

Morrissey has pulled his appearance at this year’s NOKIA ISLE OF WIGHT festival.

According to the singer’s official website, he will not be appearing as planned on June 11 due to “the pressure of preparing the new album”.

A statement reads: “Morrissey will regrettably not be appearing at the Isle Of Wight Festival on the 11th of June as scheduled. The pressure of preparing the new album and losing his drummer earlier this month has made it impossible to do the gig without massively compromising both the gig and the album. Apologies to all the fans, the organisers and the people of the Isle Of Wight.”

It’s currently unclear what will happen to that slot on the festival line-up. Roxy Music were scheduled to appear second on the bill as “special guests”.

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