SINGING sensation Lewis Capaldi is being slated on social media after pulling out of a show in the Faroe Islands following the announcement he will play a slot at this year's TRNSMT Festival. 

It was announced earlier this week that the Someone You Loved star would be a late addition to the bill for this year's Glasgow Green extravaganza after Snow Patrol's withdrawal. 

There was much excitement among Scottish music fans when the singer announced his appearance on Sunday, July 14. But not everyone is happy following the change. 

Prior to signing up for the show in Glasgow, Capaldi had been due to perform at a music festival in the town of Norðragøta in the Faroe Islands on Saturday, July 13. 

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Bosses of G! Festival in the North Atlantic country took to social media to break the news to their faithful on Wednesday, with some reacting angrily to the news that Capaldi had opted to play elsewhere. 

A spokesperson for Lewis Capaldi said the timing of the two announcements was "coincidental" and that the decision to pull out of the festival was "personal."

A statement, attributed to a spokesperson for Lewis Capaldi on G! Festival's Facebook account, read: "We are sorry to let you know that, for personal reasons, Lewis Capaldi will not now perform at G! Festival on July 13.  

"We understand that this is disappointing for fans and the organisers, particularly at short notice. We offer our sincere apologies to everyone involved."

Festival bosses have confirmed that it had been agreed that the singer would play both events, and that the cancellation of his slot at G! was unrelated to the TRNSMT announcment. 

Angry fans, aware of the singer's slot at TRNSMT, responded questioning why he had pulled out. 

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Esmar Joensen wrote: "Personal reasons = more money?"

Jóhan Waag Høgnesen called the news "catastrophic". 

Others suggested, in Faroese, that they would return their tickets, with the festival now offering some compensation as a result of the mass disappointment. 

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The town of Norðragøta has a population of around 600, with the festival increasing the capacity of the town to more that 6,000 for the weekend. 

In fact, more people will travel to TRNSMT this year than live in the entire Faroe Islands.

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A spokesperson for Lewis Capaldi said: "The reason for Lewis withdrawing from G! Festival is entirely personal.

"He’s obviously delighted to be playing at TRNSMT but the timing of the two announcements is purely coincidental. Once again, we offer our sincere apologies to everyone involved with G! Festival."

G! Festival itself is held on the town's beach, exactly the same site that pilot whales are massacred.

Capaldi was set to co-headline the event with Fatboy Slim, with fellow Scots Travis having performed in previous years.