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Bieber set for UK festival show

Pop idol Justin Bieber is set to play his first UK show since his disastrous tour two years ago.

The singer will appear at the Fusion Festival in Birmingham on Friday August 28.

He said: "I love the UK and I'm really excited to be playing at Fusion this year. There are some great artists on the line-up so to be headlining the Friday night is a real honour."

His 2013 gigs at London's O2 upset fans after he started one concert late, leaving some of them stranded and others having to go home shortly after it began.

Another gig was disrupted when he left the stage mid-song after complaining of being ''light of breath''.

He was also forced to explain himself after he lashed out at a photographer following what he said had been a ''rough week''.

Bieber explained in a series of messages on Twitter shortly after the outburst - during which he shouted obscenities on a London street - that his adrenaline was running high and he ''let the paps get the best of me''.

The Canadian singer's career began in 2007 after YouTube videos of him singing in competitions in his home town of Stratford, Ontario, went viral.

They were spotted by record label executives and in October 2008 he signed to Island Records after Usher won a label bidding war with Justin Timberlake.

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