Ed Sheeran has replaced Justin Bieber at UK festival Fusion, it is confirmed.
The Baby singer disappointed his British fans earlier this week when he was instructed to pull out with the concert in Birmingham on account of ‘an unforeseen issue’. But on Thursday festival goers were delighted to find out that Thinking Out Loud singer Ed has decided to fill the empty headlining slot.
‘I’ve held it’s place in this business a while and it nearly brought me to tears,” organiser Mike Owen said, as outlined by BBC News.
“It only agreed to be a moment of sheer excitement. The most-streamed artist on the globe last year and text messaging isn’t come and do Fusion in Birmingham. There was a great deal of concerns, many phone calls but Ed Sheeran himself sort of came forward outside of a little number of conversations with normal folks and said, ‘I’ll undertake it.’ It was absolutely breathtaking for many people. It was only astonishing. What a wonderful man.”
The Fusion festival props up the Prince’s Trust, a charity founded by Prince Charles which works together with young people to learn, motivate and inspire them.
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On Tuesday, Justin spoke of his disappointment at the inability perform in support from the organisation.
‘To all of my UK Beliebers…as a result of an unforeseen issue I will be struggle to perform for the Fusion Festival on August 28th,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘I offer the Prince’s Trust wholeheartedly and I am deeply disappointed I won’t have the ability to perform. I enjoy the opportunity to give my UK Beliebers a terrific show in the future, and wish to honor my persistence for the Prince’s Trust in those days. (sic)’
Meanwhile Ed latched onto Twitter to make sure that his participation in the case.
‘I know I said Wembley was my last UK show on this tour but my mate were built with a cancellation on his festival so I’m entering last minute,’ he wrote. ‘It’s called Fusion fest, it’s in Birmingham, and it also’s within the 28th of August, this can be the last booked UK show from the X tour. No more after (sic).’