Remember when David Bowie cancelled his T In The Park slot and instead, punters got… The Darkness. Ouch. What other famous festival replacements have there been?
THE DARKNESS IN FOR DAVID BOWIE
In 2004 Justin Hawkins and his poodle rock revivalists were bumped to headliners on the Saturday night at T In The Park in Scotland. The superstar had suffered a pinched nerve in his shoulder while on tour in Germany. He would retire from live performance shortly afterwards. Would you have been disappointed?
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE IN FOR FOO FIGHTERS
LILY ALLEN IN FOR TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
BASEMENT JAXX IN FOR KYLIE
Another Glastonbury Sunday night headliner cancellation: Ms Minogue had to forsake Worthy Farm as she was having treatment for breast cancer. Basement Jaxx were the unlikely stand-ins, and covered Can’t Get You Out Of My Head in her honour. Thankfully, Kylie was well enough to perform at Glasto five years later.