Justin Bieber pulls out of his headline performance at Birmingham’s Fusion Festival

The Canadian pop star blames "unforeseen issue" for pulling live show

Justin Bieber has taken to Twitter to tell fans that he’ll no longer be playing Fusion Festival in Birmingham later this month.

The Canadian singer was set to headline the first night of the charity event, in support of the Prince’s Trust, on August 28. However he broke the news on Twitter that due to an “unforeseen issue” he would no longer be appearing.

“I support the Prince’s Trust and I am deeply disappointed that I won’t be able to perform,” he wrote. “I look forward to the opportunity to give my UK Beliebers a great show in the near future, and hope to honour my commitment to the Trust at that time.”


Fusion Festival has yet to announce a replacement for Justin Bieber, but wrote on Facebook that they are “working hard to secure another exciting act”. Fans seeking a refund should check Twitter and Facebook.

Their statement reads: “Fusion Festival are incredibly disappointed to hear of Justin Bieber’s withdrawal from the event. We are working hard to secure another exciting act for the festival and will hopefully have some news shortly.

“We will also announce details of how you can apply for a refund should you require one, please stay tuned to our social media channels for further announcements soon.”

Bieber continued to tweet about his regret at pulling the Birmingham date, writing: “I do want to thank the Prince’s Trust for their understanding and I don’t take moving any show lightly.”

He later added that he was back in the studio trying to finish his fourth album, stating that the as-yet untitled record “might have a name” and confirming that he is “making music”.