Sam Fender cancels Sziget Festival due to Laryngitis - Lowlands Festival and Victorious Festival at risk

Sam Fender has come down with a bout of the nasty infection

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Sam Fender has been forced to cancel his performance at major European festival Sziget after coming down with Laryngitis.

The North Shields star was set to play the Main Stage of the Budapest festival on Monday night but festival organisers confirmed he was too ill to do so at lunchtime today.

A post on Facebook confirmed the news with Fender yet to make any statement on his social media channels.

A message on the Sziget Festival Official Facebook page read: "We are very sad to announce that unfortunately due to Laryngitis, Sam Fender won't be able to perform today at Sziget Festival. We wish you a speedy recovery!"

The European music festival records a whopping 95,000 attendees each day and many have shared their disappointment at Fender's cancellation.

Sam Fender was due to play Sziget Festival on Monday night (Image: Getty Images)Sam Fender was due to play Sziget Festival on Monday night (Image: Getty Images)
Sam Fender was due to play Sziget Festival on Monday night (Image: Getty Images)

One Twitter user wrote: "Sam Fender getting laryngitis and cancelling his set tonight tell me I’m not cursed."

Another said: "@samfendermusic just do a couple songs would ya! Travelled all the way to Sziget to see you."

Fender is next scheduled to play Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands on Friday, August 19 with Victorious Festival his last festival show this summer on Sunday, August 21.

The NHS website suggests that those suffering from Laryngitis suffer the most intense symptoms during the first three days, but that it can take two weeks for the illness to clear up.

It reads: "Laryngitis is when your voice box or vocal cords in the throat become irritated or swollen."

Symptoms include a hoarse or lost voice, an irritating cough and a sore throat. The guidance says to not talk loudly or spend time in smoky or dusty places, making playing a festival a no-go.

The 'Seventeen Going Under' singer is also set to tour the US later this year with a string of dates that starts on Saturday, September 10.

Other artists playing at Sziget Festival this year include the Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Anne-Marie, Calvin Harris, Justin Bieber and Dua Lipa.