Calum Scott pulls out of Belsonic appearance as Picture This announce new support act

-Credit: (Image: Getty)
-Credit: (Image: Getty)

Picture This has announced that one of their special guests is now unable to perform at Belosnic.

The Irish pop band are set to perform to a sold-out crowd at the South Belfast music festival on Saturday, June 8 with support acts Calum Scott and Amble.

On Friday, the band revealed that Calum Scott is now not attending the show at Ormeau Park due to illness.

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The Dancing On My Own singer will now be replaced by Amble as the main support and local talent JC Stewart will be kicking things off at the Saturday show.

Taking to social media, Picture This said: "Calum Scott has to pull out of tomorrow's show at Belsonic due to illness. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

JC Stewart, who has co-written with Lewis Capaldi, Niall Horan and was named MTVÕs Artist of the Month for his latest EP
JC Stewart will now join the line up -Credit:Matt Mackey / Press Eye

"Amble will now be main support. JC Stewart will also be joining the bill and opening for us!"

In a statement on his Instagram page, Calum shared his disappointment at being unable to perform at Belsonic this weekend.

He said: "On the advice of my ENT doctor, I am devastated to have to pull out of supporting Picture This at Belsonic Park this weekend.

"I have recently picked up a throat infection which has affected my vocal cords and my ability to give you the performance that you deserve.

"I want to pass my apologies firstly to Picture This and the team who gave me this opportunity but mainly to the fans who may have made special arrangements and efforts to come see me play on Saturday.

"I will now take the weekend to rest and hope to be back joining the lads again in Cork next week. Sincerely gutted."

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