Isle of Wight festival boss hits out at Jess Glynne’s ‘shocking’ no-show… as it’s claimed she was out PARTYING until 7am with the Spice Girls
The head of the Isle of Wight festival has slammed Jess Glynne’s ‘shocking behaviour’ after she failed to take to the stage for her scheduled performance on Sunday night.
The I’ll Be There hitmaker pulled out of the show hosted at Seaclose Park, Newport, on Sunday 10 minutes before she was due to perform due to ‘physical exhaustion’.
Festival boss John Giddings has now criticised the 29-year-old singer as he asserted she would never be booked to play at the music festival again.
I’ll Be There: Isle of Wight festival boss hit out at Jess Glynne’s ‘shocking’ no-show on Sunday… as it’s claimed she was out PARTYING until 7am with the Spice Girls
He told The Mirror: ‘She will never be booked to play the Isle of Wight again. It shows no regards for people that bought a ticket. It’s so sad that an artist would do that to their fans. She’s let them down.’
MailOnline has approached Jess Glynne’s representatives for further comment.
Jess had been supporting the Spice Girls on their hotly-anticipated comeback tour at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
The Hold My Hand hitmaker was said to have stayed on to party among the star-studded crowd backstage, which included the likes of Adele.
A source speaking to The Mirror claims Jess was spotted leaving Wembley at 5am with Spice Girls star Mel B and a group of friends before they allegedly continued the party until 7am at their hotel.
Hold My Hand: The I’ll Be There hitmaker pulled out of the show hosted at Seaclose Park, Newport, on Sunday 10 minutes before she was due to perform due to ‘physical exhaustion’
It was further claimed a car came to pick Jess up at 9am to ensure she made her time slot at the Isle of Wight festival at 6.30pm.
Although her band were present, at 6.40pm the festival boss was forced to break the news Jess wouldn’t be performing because of ‘physical exhaustion’.
The stage was set up for her performance when a festival organiser came on stage 10 minutes after her set was due to start to inform the crowd she would not be able to start her set.
Gig: Jess pulled out of this year’s Isle of Wight festival where she was due to perform at Seaclose Park, Newport, on Sunday due to be being ‘physically exhausted’
Instead, Richard Ashcroft and headliners Biffy Clyro had their sets moved forward to fill the gap, though it’s unknown if either act will play for longer than planned.
In a statement, a representative for Jess told MailOnline: ‘Jess had every intention of performing today at Isle of Wight.
‘However as the show got closer it became apparent that she was physically exhausted after a very intense last few weeks of touring.
‘As a result we took the decision to the cancel the show. Jess is extremely frustrated and apologises to all her fans but ultimately her health must come first.’
Cancel: The stage was set up for her performance when a festival organiser came on stage 10 minutes after her set was due to start to inform the crowd she would not perform (pictured performing on the Spice Girls tour on June 10)
Speaking previously to Femail, Jess said she does her best to look after her voice and health while touring
She said: ‘It does get tiring. I do burn out, it’s a fact of life. I do have days when I’m not at my best, but I have good people around me and I eat healthily.’
Jess recently said songwriting helps her process her feelings and emotions and when she expresses herself in words she finds the whole process a healing one.
She explained: ‘The moment I got in the studio and started making music everything changed … The reason I write music, it’s kind of like a therapy for me, it’s my way of expressing myself.”
Change: A representative for Jess said: ‘Jess had every intention of performing today at Isle of Wight (pictured performing at Doncaster Racecourse on May 18)
The hitmaker also insisted that she feels ‘reassured’ that she is able to talk about her own ‘insecurities’ through her songs because the music industry can affect your confidence and mental health.
She said: ‘The industry that I work in though, it gives you a lot of insecurities and self-doubt, and it’s quite reassuring to know that somebody like myself for others have definitely been able to talk about it.
‘I just dust it off and soldier through most of the time – I’m not one to dwell on feeling s***.’
She added that she doesn’t make a habit of having big nights out, however, as she’s a slave to her tiring schedule.
Jess explained: ‘I don’t have time to go on benders. I’ve got to look after my voice. If I’m at home I’ll have a couple of drinks; it’s not that simple to go out on a bender right now, but when I can, I will!’
‘Exhausted’: Jess’ rep stated ‘As the show got closer it became apparent that she was physically exhausted after a very intense last few weeks of touring’ (Pictured June 8)
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