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Kings Of Leon Pull Out Of Festival Gig

VALENCIA, Spain (VIP-NEWS) — US band Kings Of Leon were forced to cancel their headline performance at the Benicassim festival (FIB) in Spain because of bad weather.

In a statement the group's publicist said that due to "high winds and the subsequent unsafe conditions" they made the decision to pull their Friday slot.

Maximo Park also pulled out, but sang on Saturday night instead and Lily Allen cancelled because of illness.

Friday ticket holders were allowed to exchange their tickets for another day.

'Logistically impossible'

Organizers attempted to reschedule the Kings Of Leon performance, but the band had to travel to Switzerland for the Gurten festival.

"They tried unsuccessfully with the Benicassim organizers to work out a way to make a performance work yesterday, exploring every possible avenue available to them," the band's publicist said.

"But unfortunately it proved logistically impossible. This is a very big disappointment to the band who were looking forward to performing in Spain at Benicassim as one of the big highlights of their summer of live activity."

A statement posted on Allen's MySpace page said: "Lily has been diagnosed today as having gastroenteritis by her doctor and has been told she is not fit to fly to Spain.

"She is very sorry to let fans down and hopes to be back to full strength as soon as possible." –according to BBC