Leeds Festival organisers deny Guns N'Roses cancellation claim

THE organisers of the Leeds Festival have denied that headliners Guns N'Roses have pulled out of this month's event following an apparent internet stunt.

Festival chiefs said that singer Axl Rose's Twitter account had been hacked and the message that "all upcoming Guns N' Roses dates are officially cancelled" was incorrect.

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In a statement, a spokesman said: "Festival Republic are informed by GN'R management that Guns N'Roses have NOT cancelled their performances at Reading and Leeds and that Axl Rose's Twitter account was hacked into and all claims of dates being cancelled are unfounded."

Several high profile celebrities have been at the centre of hacking claims relating to Twitter.

Leeds Festival takes place from August 27-29 at Bramham Park, near Wetherby.