Manic Street Preachers bass player Nicky Wire is being forced to sit out the BBC's Biggest Weekend.
The weekend long multi-venue extravaganza is already under way, with Father John Misty playing a Belfast set earlier.
The Welsh band are set to play the city's Titanic Slipways this evening, but Nicky Wire will be unable to attend.
A "serious family illness" means he has been forced to return home immediately, meaning that Manic Street Preachers will be forced to use a stand-in.
A real shame, but the show must go on...
Due to a serious family illness Nicky Wire will be unable to perform in Belfast at the BBC Biggest weekend on Friday 25/5, the Manics will still perform with a stand in bass player.— ManicStreetPreachers (@Manics) May 25, 2018
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