Country-folk legend John Prine has been forced to cancel his scheduled appearance at Bluesfest this April on the advice of his doctors regarding an existing hip injury.
A statement from festival organisers explains “John is appreciative of his loyal fans and friends all over the world and looks forward to returning to Australia at a future date. We sincerely apologise to fans affected by this cancellation and wish John a speedy recovery.”
Frontier Touring have confirmed this also means the cancellation of Prine’s planned headline shows, which coincided around his Bluesfest dates.
The festival are yet to announce whether there will be a replacement for Prine.
Bluesfest takes place this year from 9th-13th April, with a lineup that includes the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Crowded House, Patti Smith and Lenny Kravitz.