According to The New Zealand Herald, Blur has been pulled out from Big Day Festival 2014, which takes place in several cities across Australia and New Zealand.
The reason? According to the band it was because the organisers were “constantly shifting goalposts“.
“Only 8 weeks to go, the band feels that with the constantly shifting goalposts and challenging conditions of the organisers, they can’t let it drag on any longer and want to make this announcement, to be clear to Blur fans that they won’t be there. We’ve done our very best to work with the organisers and considered every option to make it happen, but they’ve let us down and let everyone else down too.” - Blur on their facebook page.
Organisers of Big Day Out will announce a replacement soon and said they had no idea the band were thinking of pulling out of the event.