Miguel Replaces Frank Ocean For Osheaga, Azealia Banks Cancels Osheaga And Lollapalooza Sets
Miguel has been added to Toronto’s Osheaga Fest as the biggest in a series of shakeups for the Canadian festival’s Saturday lineup. He joins the schedule after fellow R&B crooner Frank Ocean was forced to drop out due to a tear in his vocal chord suffered on the first night of his Australian tour, forcing him to cancel the rest of the outing Down Under as well as his appearance at Drake’s OVO Fest. OVO responded by canceling its first night, trimming the festival from two days down to one.
In an unrelated event, Azealia Banks was also forced to drop out of Osheaga, and had to cancel her scheduled appearance at this weekend’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago as well due to a severe throat infection. Banks previously canceled a string of European festival dates in the summer of 2012 after a fallout with her then-management, citing recording commitments and taking to Twitter to blame the cancelations on unauthorized bookings spearheaded by that previous management.
Lollapalooza’s lineup still features the likes of Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and Chance the Rapper, while Osheaga still boasts Kendrick, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 2013 XXL freshman Angel Haze and Big Boi despite the lineup shake ups.