The final night of this year’s Wireless Festival in London featured a surprise headline appearance from Drake, who stepped in to replace DJ Khaled. Khaled’s no-show was initially said to be a result of last-minute travel issues, although the festival has now confirmed that he actually cancelled “a few months ago.” This news wasn’t shared with festival attendees until the morning of the performance.
In a statement released on Twitter, Wireless revealed that the line-up change was actually due to a “scheduling conflict related to filming of The Four.” Adding “Although we have known for a few months and tried to make it work, it wasn’t possible.” Khaled also attracted criticism for sharing pictures of himself “still on vacation” during the cancelled performance. A number of Wireless ticket holders have taken to Twitter to discuss the possibility of suing the London-based festival.
Although Drake replaced Khaled — turning his guest spot with Giggs into a solo show — festival visitors were unhappy with how short the performance was. According to reports, Drake’s Scorpion-filled headline slot only lasted around 20 minutes.
We take responsibility for not telling fans sooner and want all Khaled’s fans in UK to know he truly looks forward to coming to UK to perform soon.
— Wireless Festival (@WirelessFest) July 8, 2018