Bjork cancels festival shows

Primavera Sound, Optimus Primavera Sound, Balaton Sound

published: Thu 10th May 2012

Bjork (2)

Wednesday 30th May to Sunday 3rd June 2012
Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, Spain
3 day ticket 180 euros
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Wed 9th May 2012

Bjork has had to pull out of her festival appearances in June and July including Primavera Sound, Optimus Primavera Sound, and Balaton Sound.

Bjork (2)
Bjork
Bjork released her Biophilia album last October and started her world tour this year. The tour took off with successful shows in South America, but the Icelandic singer has had to cancel her recent shows in Buenos Aires and also her Sónar São Paulo due to medical advice. Doctors found a polyp, affecting the singer’s vocal chords and Bjork's specialist doctor has advised her to keep resting and not to continue with performances as that could result in permanent damage to her voice.

Zoltán Fülöp, main organizer of Heineken Balaton Sound said, "In April we were still hoping for good news, since on her Facebook page Björk reported getting better and better, also expressing her hope to make up for the cancelled shows."

But today the bad news has been confirmed, and Norbert Lobenwein, co-organizer of Heineken Balaton Sound added, "We all hope she will get better soon and then we can make up for the cancelled show. With just 10 weeks to go till the festival our colleagues are working hard to find a replacement for this year's Sunday headliner act, so we hope to come up with good news within a few days."

Organisers at Primavera for both Barcelona and Porto have decided to provide those who bought day tickets to see her the possibility of requesting the return of the day tickets for the 2nd of June in San Miguel Primavera Sound and for the 9th of June in Optimus Primavera Sound, as long as they were purchased before the 10th of May and have not been used to gain access to the festival.

Details about the refunds will be announced on ticket sales sites soon.

It's not yet confirmed if her festival appearances in August at Stockholm Music & Arts, Pukkelpop are also effected.

Update: Further to this news story it's been confirmed that Bjork's appearances at Roskilde, and Open'er are still going ahead.

We wish Björk a quick and full recovery.

Wednesday 30th May to Sunday 3rd June 2012
Parc del Forum, Barcelona, Spain, Spain
3 day ticket 180 euros
daily capacity: 35000
last updated: Wed 9th May 2012


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