Idris Elba pulls out of Glastonbury - find out why


Luther actor Idris Elba has pulled out of Glastonbury due to scheduling conflicts.

In an apologetic Facebook video posted from his film set, he blamed a clash with filming his role as gunslinger Roland Deschain in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, which also stars Matthew McConaughey.

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Idris was due to perform on the Sonic stage on Saturday evening.

He said: "It is with a very heavy heart that I let you know I can't make it this year. I had to cancel my gig at the very last minute and I'm really sorry.

"It's not my fault. I tell you it's my film schedule, it changed at the last minute and I had to cancel."

He made a last minute plea for fans to vote in the EU referendum at the end of the video.

He added: "Go, have a wicked time, enjoy yourselves, it's going to be amazing this year, massive, massive line-up but I can't be there.

"Anyway enjoy it, and don't forget, vote, EU referendum, massively important, do it."