Sunday, July 10, 2011

JLS left 'gutted' after they are forced to cancel T4 On The Beach performance

By Georgina Littlejohn and Sarah Fitzmaurice

Gutted: JLS, seen here at an event in London last week, were forced to cancel their performance at the T4 On The Beach concert today due to production problems

They were the one of the highlights of this year's concert and thousands of fans from across the UK had turned out to see them perform.

But they were left sorely disappointed when JLS were forced to cancel their appearance at T4 On The Beach due to production problems.

The four-piece had to make the sad announcement to their fans, who had travelled to Weston-Super-Mare to see them perform at the music event.

The lads took to their Twitter page and a statement was left on Facebook to confirm they would not be playing, a decision that left many fans in tears.

Their management said in a statement: 'We regret to inform you that JLS will not be able to perform at T4 On The Beach today due to production problems.

'JLS flew in for T4OTB and arrived on site at Weston Super Mare at 730am for a soundcheck and camera rehearsal.

Devastated: One fan bursts into tears after hearing that JLS have cancelled their appearance

'The soundcheck was continually pushed back. JLS were finally able to soundcheck at 9.30am but by this point the gates were open and the crowd were let in which meant JLS could not soundcheck.

'As a result of not being allowed to soundcheck and rehearse JLS cannot perform their set which had been especially created for T4. JLS are gutted they are unable to perform on stage today and are sorry to fans who have travelled to see them but this situation was out of their control.

The band - Marvin Hulme, Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams and JB Gill- then personally logged on to Twitter to apologise.

Going it alone: Nicola Roberts, who wore sparkly hot pants and a feathered top, performed her debut solo single Beat of My Drum

Excited: Nicola tweeted her delight at playing in Weston-super-Mare at the event today

Aston wrote: 'Its true we ain't on 2day, UNO we r a live singin act so them not giving us a soundcheck and able to prepare means we can't go on for this Special performance we had planned for u I'm sorry everyone!! Didn't wana let the most important people u guys down!! Love Ax.'

Then JB said: 'Gutted can't perform at T4OTB :-( sorry to everyone who came out to see us and queued up!!its not faaaaaaair!Jaybes x'

Marvin added: 'We are SO sorry that we are not performing. It's something that was beyond our control. As a 4 piece live singing band there is no way we can do such a huge show without a soundcheck or camera rehearsal.

Looking all white, girls! The Sugababes don sexy white outfits as they take to the stage

Here come the girls: N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos and Katy B were among the female performers on the day

Rocking it out: Girl band Parade, one of the up and coming groups in the UK, performed as well

'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..all love..Marv x'

Channel 4 later released a statement which read: 'Due to technical issues, JLS unfortunately had to pull out of T4 On The Beach today.

'Channel 4 takes the safety of its fans very seriously – T4 On The Beach is incredibly popular and we had 47,000 fans arriving from dawn today.

A boogie by the beach: Olly Murs and Jason DeRulo got the T4 crowd dancing and singing

Pin-ups: The Wanted, seen here at a photocall before the gig, were also performing today

'The organising committee responsible for the event made the decision that in order to avoid any potential crowd issues, the opening of the gates was not delayed.

'This meant that JLS did not get their rehearsal time and were unable to perform today.'

But other acts at the sold-out event, now in its sixth year, were able to perform including The Wanted, Olly Murs, the Sugababes and Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts.

Summer style: The TOWIE crew Lauren Pope, Maria Fowler, Joey Essex and Lydia Bright looked cute in their outfits as they posed for photographers

Family day out: Lauren Goodger attended with fiancé Mark Wright while Mark's sister Jessica showed off her legs in a tiny playsuit

Hat's all folks! Coronation Street stars Brooke Vincent, Sacha Parkinson, Michelle Keegan looked excited for the day ahead

Former X Factor star Cher Lloyd also took to the stage to perform her debut single Swagger Jagger, which has received mixed reviews, for the crowd.

Celebrity guests at the occasion included The Only Way Is Essex crew Lydia Bright, Maria Fowler, Mark Wright, Lauren Goodger, Joey Essex and Lauren Pope, who said she was glad to have a day away from ex-boyfriend Kirk Norcross, despite the pair splitting on good terms.

Coronation Street stars Brooke Vincent, Sacha Parkinson and Michelle Keegan also made an appearance, with Michelle spotted cuddling up to fiancé Max George of The Wanted backstage.

Unique: Cher Lloyd showed off her unique undercut as she posed for photographers in a black skeleton-print vest top and hotpants teamed with bright pink boots

Living the high life: Britain's Got Talent finalist Ronan Parke also performed live, much to the delight of his fans

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