Snow Patrol have cancelled their TRNSMT appearance just two weeks before the festival is set to hit Glasgow Green.

The rockers pulled out of the annual festival due to medical reasons, bosses announced on Tuesday.

They were due to headline the event on Sunday July 14 alongside George Ezra, Jess Glynne and The Wombats.

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The band's piano and guitar player Johnny Mcdaid is said to have a 'serious problem' with his neck, and neurosurgeons say the only course of action is immediate surgery.

They have been forced to cancel all shows until July 20, meaning their Glasgow date has had to be cancelled.

While Johnny recovers, festival goers have not been left too disappointed, as bosses revealed the band's replacement is to be Lewis Capaldi.

A statement from Snow Patrol said: "We are all of course worried about our brother Johnny. He is a force of nature and a giant light in our lives on stage and off and we of course will give him all the time and support he needs to recover. Johnny has been incredible in the wake of this news and has remained calm at a time when a lot of people might freak out.

"As for the upcoming shows: to replace Johnny it would take at least two people and with Nathan still out with nerve damage (he is slowly on the mend) so he is also still unable to play guitar we feel it’s just not appropriate to continue with shows at this stage. It isn’t just their guitars and pianos that would be missed.

"Their backing vocals are essential to our sound and their energy and spirits are colossal and are irreplaceable forces.

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The band say they have hardly ever cancelled shows in the 25 years they have been together, and that they do not do it lightly.

They added: "Am sure you all understand that at this point the most important thing is to take time to let our brothers heal and recover so we need to cancel the forthcoming shows we are billed to play in Europe this summer up to Latitude on the 20th of July to give them both time to recover."

Festival Director Geoff Ellis comments: “We are very sorry to hear about Johnny and Nathan and we completely understand that this means they can no longer play at this year’s TRNSMT Festival.

"We send our best wishes to them both for a speedy recovery. Whilst this is sad news, we are able to confirm that Scotland’s hottest new global export, Lewis Capaldi will join the line-up in place of Snow Patrol, and we look forward to seeing him bring his Number One album to the Main Stage.

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"He’s had an outstanding year and we can’t wait to welcome him back to TRNSMT for what I’m sure will be an incredible performance.”

Lewis took to Twitter to tell his fans he was replacing the band on Sunday's line-up - and said that bosses had told him the spot was his if he could hit a crossbar with a football.

He posted a hilarious video where he said: "I've just been told that unfortunately, Snow Patrol are unable to play TRNSMT festival.

"But if I ping this bad boy off this crossbar, I'll be able to replace them."

He looked surprised when the ball reached his mark - and confirmed he'd be heading to Glasgow Green to perform on the Sunday.