Did MTV VMA's appearance force Justin Bieber to cancel Fusion Festival?

Justin Bieber is set to perform his new single “What Do You Mean” live for the first time at the VMA’s – prompting speculation that the appearance is his reason for cancelling his headline performance at the Fusion Festival.

 

The Canadian popstar will apparently take to the stage at the event, hosted by Miley Cyrus on 30th August, which is two days after the track is released.  It is also thought Justin will do well with the accolades, as the video for the track is nominated for three technical awards. 

 

The performance means Bieber couldn’t have performed at Fusion Festival, as it takes place the same day here in Birmingham.   Justin pulled out due to an “unforeseen issue” leaving organisers to find a last minute replacement. Thankfully Ed Sheeran stepped in and filled the headline slot on the Friday which kicks off the three day festival. 

 

No official announcement about Justin's VMAs performance has been made. 

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