Ricardo Villalobos Cancels Lovebox Festival Set Due to Illness

Ricardo Villalobos
Titia Hahne/Redferns

Ricardo Villalobos performs on stage during Extrema Outdoor Festival on July 16, 2011. 

Ricardo Villalobos has called off his Lovebox festival set in London Saturday (July 16) due to an unspecified illness. The DJ was scheduled to perform on the Fabric stage at Victoria Park.

M.I.A. Dropped From Afropunk London Festival

Fabric released a statement announcing Villalobos’ cancelation on Facebook.

“We are very sorry to announce that Ricardo Villalobos has been forced to cancel his set today at Lovebox and tonight at Lovebox After Dark at fabric, due to severe illness. Being the dedicated artist and machine that he is, he would never cancel a gig without good reason,” the note reads.

"He is absolutely gutted that he has to do this but body and doctors are saying no,” it continues.

Villalobos’ Lovebox appearance would have been his first London festival set, Resident Advisor reports.

An update to the Facebook post later announced the festival was not able to find a “suitable replacement” for Villalobos; artists who were already on the Fabric stage lineup – including Terry Francis, Jackmaster, Craig Richards and Zip  -- will have extended sets.

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.