Florence + the Machine pull out of Benicassim 2012

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 July 2012
Florence Welch

Florence Welch

Florence + the Machine have pulled out of the Benicassim Festival 2012 in Spain and the Optimus Alive fest in Portugal after frontwoman Florence Welch sustained a "vocal injury" and was advised by doctors not to sing for a week

Florence + the Machine have pulled out of the Benicassim Festival 2012.

The 'You've Got the Love' hitmakers have been forced to the cancel their headline performance at the Spanish music event tomorrow (12.07.12), as well as one at the Optimus Alive fest in Portugal on Saturday (14.07.12), after frontwoman Florence Welch sustained a "vocal injury" and was advised by doctors not to sing for a week.

In a post on the band's official website today (11.07.12), the flame-haired singer wrote: "Hello everyone, thank you so much for all your messages of support, yes its true ... it finally happened, I've lost my voice :(

"I've sustained a vocal injury and been told I cannot sing for a week.. seriously I felt something snap, it was very frightening. Unfortunately this means I will not be able to perform at Benicassim and Optimus Alive festival this weekend...I am so so sorry. I'm so sorry to all the fans, I was desperate to still perform, but was told without question not to, so as not to do permanent damage..x (sic)"

Despite her obvious disappointment at being forced to cancel the group's two European dates, Florence promised to make it up to fans in the future.

The post continued: "I hope i can make it up to you in the future, have an amazing time...yours croakily florence...x (sic)"

Florence + the Machine

Lusty vocalist with a fine line in stage gear and one of the most distinctive voices in pop.

Brighton Centre

Sun 25 Nov

£45–£55 / 0844 847 1515

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 15 Nov

£37.40–£57.40 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

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