Headlining act N-Dubz have pulled out of the annual Summer Ball this evening.
It was announced just before midnight that the British hip hop group would not be playing at the gig, along with Chew Lips and Scott and Abs from boy band 5lve.
A YUSU announcement projected on screens throughout York Racecourse said: “We have an incredibly disappointing announcement to make. Unfortunately only an hour or so ago we were informed that N-Dubz are pulling out of the gig.”
The announcement continued: “We are truly sorry. This is out of our hands… We quite simply have no idea why. We have not spoken to the band.”
Student outcry followed the news, especially from students who paid on the night. A second-year student, who paid over £42 to enter the venue on the night, told Nouse: “I wouldn’t have paid if we knew they were going to pull out… Basically, all we have paid for is for 5lve, which we could have got at a Vanbrugh event for £3.50.”
YSTV, who have been filming on the night, said: “It’s a shame but people haven’t come for N-Dubz… they’ve come to have a good time and celebrate their year(s) at Uni. YSTV are gutted that we have not had a chance to interview them but tonight’s not really about YSTV.”
YUSU’s announcement added: “Rest assured we are as gutted as you are.”