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Fans fume as Kasabian cancel Belfast gig moments before taking to stage

English rockers Kasabian cancelled their Belfast gig just moments before they were due to take to the stage.

The band were to perform at Custom House square on Tuesday evening. However in a tweet, they blamed illness for pulling out at the last minute.

"It is with great regret, due to illness, we cannot perform at Customs House Belfast tonight. Kasabian," the tweet said.

Concert goers were advised to retain their tickets as the date could be rescheduled.

In a statement show organisers said: "We are working on scheduling a new date for Belfast. We will communicate with all ticket buyers via Ticketmaster and on the Custom House Square social media. Tickets remain valid for the new date. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Ticket-holders, some of whom had been queuing through the day during wet weather to secure a decent spot for the performance, took to Twitter to share their frustration.

Ryan Scott replied: "10 mins before your supposed to come on! I've been paying 5 quid pints for 2 hours!"

Vealey added: "Why wait until 20:50 to tell the fans... we've been stood in the rain for nearly 3 hours!"

Even fans who had not planned to attend the show shared their thoughts, with Peter Riding commenting: "Your loyal traveling fans need some sort of compensation for this . I would be fuming if it was me."

Among others demanding a refund, one wrote: "Are you serious?? Just flew from Edinburgh to see you's!!!! Are you goin to refund flight and hotel money !!!!! No more my heros!!!!"



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