Frank Ocean pulls out of V Festival

'Channel Orange' singer cancels appearances at all forthcoming European festival dates and the Coldplay tour

Frank Ocean has cancelled all forthcoming European festival appearances, including V Festival and Bestival.

The ‘Channel Orange’ singer was scheduled to perform at Way Out West festival last night (August 11) but announced he was cancelling his appearance as well as his future festival shows.

Ocean has also pulled out of his opening slot on the Coldplay European tour, which was due to begin in Copenhagen on August 28. He made his announcement via a message released by Way Out West festival organisers.


The statement read: “Let me start by saying I feel like an asshole right now, but a tough decision had to be made in regard to my schedule over the next few months. The casualties of that decision include my appearances at upcoming festivals in Europe and my opening slot on the European leg of the Coldplay world tour. Sorry as fuck, I’ll be back if you have me.”

It is currently unclear what has prompted the singer to cancel his European shows, however, Ocean cut his performance short at Oslo’s Oya Festival on Friday (August 10) after only four songs. Fans in attendance were informed that he was suffering from vocal problems.

This comes just a week after Ocean cancelled a show in Detroit without any explanation. The singer also no-showed at the recent Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

Affected Frank Ocean shows:

Helsinki, Flow Festival (August 12)
Pukkelpop (16)
V Festival (18-19)
Paris, Rock en Seine (24)
Copenhagen, Parken Stadium (28)
Stockholm, Olympic Stadium (30)
Paris, Stade de France (September 2)
Cologne, Rheinenergie Stadium (4)
The Hague, Malieveld (6)
Bestival (7-8)
Munich, Red Bull Stadium (12)
Prague, Slavia Eden Stadium (16)
Warsaw, National Stadium (19)
Hannover, AWD Arena (22)