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JLS pull out of T4 beach festival

Published 10/07/2011 | 17:04

A JLS Fan cries after it was announced that they had cancelled their appearance at T4 on the Beach in Weston-super-Mare
A JLS Fan cries after it was announced that they had cancelled their appearance at T4 on the Beach in Weston-super-Mare

JLS fans burst into tears after discovering their heroes had pulled out of T4 On The Beach.

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The boyband cancelled their opening set citing production problems and blamed the lack of a sound check and time to rehearse a set especially created for the festival.

Singer Marvin Humes, 26, posted on the band's Facebook page: "We are SO sorry that we are not performing. It's something that was beyond our control.

"As a four-piece live singing band there is no way we can do such a huge show without a sound check or camera rehearsal.

"We are extremely disappointed to let you all down. All of our fans know us and know that when we perform we go 100% and are 100% happy that we can give you the best, there's no way that we would have done this today and our fans deserve only the best."

JLS - Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams and JB Gill - rose to fame on X Factor finishing runners-up to 2008 winner Alexandra Burke.

Jessie J had already withdrawn on medical grounds after breaking her foot.

In a message posted on the T4 on The Beach website, the singer told her fans: "I was so excited about the summer and I'm as upset as you all are. But unfortunately these things happen. I have to remain positive and I promise I will make it up later in the year."

However, the disappointment of JLS and Jesse J pulling out did not stop around 50,000 music lovers basking in the glorious sunshine at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

The sold-out event featured acts including N-Dubz, The Wanted, Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts, Olly Murs, Scouting for Girls and the Sugababes.

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