British trio London Grammar.
British trio London Grammar. Contributed

London Grammar pull out of Splendour, replaced by Presets

UPDATE: SPLENDOUR In The Grass officials have revealed that The Presets will replace London Grammar in the wake of the latter pulling out of the festival.

In a statement released today, Splendour In The Grass Co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said:

We're sorry to report that Hannah from London Grammar has been taken ill, after cancelling T In The Park we hoped she would recover in time for Splendour but unfortunately has not. It's been quite a challenge finding a suitable replacement at such short notice but we are pleased to announce The Presets have come to the rescue and will play at Splendour this Friday.

The Presets are an electronic music duo consisting of Australian musicians Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes, and were the first electronic act to win Album of The Year at the ARIA Music Awards for their second album, Apocalypso.

The Presets will play the Amphitheatre Main Stage at Splendour on Friday from 7.15 - 8.15pm.

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ORIGINAL: LONDON Grammar have become the third act in a week to pull out of Splendour In The Grass, just days before the festival kicks off.

The UK electronic pop group delivered the news via their Facebook page last night with this statement:

It's with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of our trip to Australia & Splendour in the Grass this week due to illness.

This is an incredibly sad situation for us as our last visit was one of the most memorable of our careers, but we do not feel that we can currently deliver the level of performance that you all deserve from us.

Our fans in Australia have been hugely supportive of our music since the very beginning, and it pains us to have to disappoint any of you.

We are going to do everything we can to make sure we are back down under as soon as possible and will reschedule our Sydney & Melbourne shows and give you more details very shortly.

The group were scheduled to play at 7pm on the main Amphitheatre Stage this Friday at the North Byron Parklands.

In addition they were also set to play two sideshows, one in Melbourne and one in Sydney. 

Splendour organisers have told fans that a replacement will be announced soon.

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