Wu-Tang Clan have pulled out of performing at Tramlines - just three days before they were due to close the Sheffield festival.
Frustrated organisers have announced the band’s representatives have announced today the hip-hop group have cancelled all their European tour dates at short notice, with no explanation given.
Festival bosses said they are ‘gutted’ and are now working to find a replacement act, as well as seeking an explanation for the band’s decision.
Wu Tang Clan had been due to be the festival’s final act on the Main Stage at Ponderosa on Sunday night.
A statement from Tramlines organisers said: “We’re very disappointed to have to announce that Wu Tang Clan will no longer be performing at Tramlines.
“The band have cancelled all of their remaining European tour dates. While we have been given no reason for the cancellation, we’ve been told that we will receive an official announcement from their management and will share this as soon as we receive it.
“Sadly, enforcing their attendance at the festival is beyond our control but, suffice to say, we’re gutted that the band won’t get to experience the amazing and unique atmosphere that makes Tramlines what it is.
“We’re hard at work on a replacement right now and will keep Tramlines-goers informed as soon as we have more news.”
Wu-Tang Clan had also been due to perform at the Nozstock festival in Herefordshire this weekend.
Nozstock organisers said they have been also been given no reason for the cancellation, but have announced De La Soul as their replacements.
Tramlines officials said they were not yet in a position to comment on what act or acts would now be added to the line up.