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Frank Ocean To Skip Hangout, Sasquatch Festivals

(CelebrityAccess) — R&B artist Frank Ocean has canceled a pair of major festival dates citing production issues.

Organizers for the Sasquatch Festival announced that Ocean had withdrawn from the event last week, stating on their social media feed that he would be unable to appear due to "production issues beyond his control."

The festival replaced Ocean with LCD Soundsystem. The band, who already had headlining slots for two other nights at the fest, seemed enthused about the opportunity.

“Sasquatch! We’re not here to repeal & replace Frank Ocean; I’d like to have seen him too… we just got asked to help out, so let’s dance!” LCD Soundsystem’s Al Doyle tweeted. “Srsly Frank Ocean’s show at Brixton towards the end of his Channel Orange tour was incredible. Whole room singing and worshipping. No artist likes to cancel, & I know it’s a total fucken bummer when you don’t get to see your main hero, but we’ll play extra hard for you.”

Yesterday, organizers of the Hangout Festival announced that Ocean had pulled out of that event as well, also citing production delays.

"Due to production delays beyond his control, Frank Ocean will be unable to perform. He passes on his apologies & hopes to return to AL soon," Hangout's Twitter maven wrote on the social media service.

The fest subsequently announced that French rock band Phoenix would shoulder the burden for Ocean's now vacant Friday night headlining billet.