Manic Street Preachers
Due to a serious family illness...

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...

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