R&B singer will be replaced by Kanye West
Frank Ocean has cancelled his performance at Los Angeles’ FYF Fest this weekend, with Kanye West announced to replace him as headliner.
A press release delivered by the festival on Thursday afternoon confirmed that “Frank Ocean has decided on his own terms to cancel his appearance”.
It was hoped that Ocean would debut material from his forthcoming new album during the headline performance on Saturday (August 8).
The announcement continued: “With a line-up that already includes Morrissey, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, FKA Twigs, Chet Faker, Flume, Belle & Sebastian and more, FYF Fest is excited to have Kanye West play this weekend in his newly adopted home of Los Angeles.”
Ocean was expected to release a new album called ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ in July, the follow-up to his 2012 major label debut ‘Channel Orange’ and 2011 mixtape ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’. However, the LP has yet to surface.
In November 2014, he released new song ‘Memrise’. It’s not yet known whether the track will feature on the upcoming album.
The R&B musician angered fans in April when it was announced that he would be “joining” the line-up of James Blake’s 1-800 Dinosaur tour. Ocean was instead simply covering the gigs for his new magazine and failed to grace the stage.