Liam Gallagher has viral laryngitis...
Scott Colothan

14:07 23rd August 2009

Oasis have cancelled their headline slot at V Festival Chelmsford tonight due to illness.

According to a statement on Oasis' official website, Liam Gallagher is suffering from viral laryngitis and has been advised by doctors not to perform.

A statement from the band reads: “After a year of being on the road this is the first performance to be lost to a band member’s illness, so naturally we are all completely gutted. Liam is resting up and should be fine to resume the tour next Friday in Paris.”

Snow Patrol have now been moved up the bill and will headline instead. Oasis successfully completed their set at Hylands Park Staffordshire last night despite Liam being under the weather.

V Festival director Bob Angus commented: "Fans will naturally be disappointed but of course – the artist’s health must come first. The acts on the V Stage are sure to play their set of their lives so fans have a fantastic Sunday night at V Festival, Chelmsford.”

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  • Noel Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester

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  • Liam Gallagher of Oasis @ Heaton Park, Manchester


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