Glastonbury 2016: Idris Elba (AKA DJ Driis) has dropped out last minute

And it's all Stephen King's fault

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As I write this, hundreds of people around the country are currently packing up their wellies in preparation for a weekend of mud and music. 

Yes, Glastonbury Festival is right around the corner, but unfortunately, fans of Idris Elba - AKA DJ Driis - won’t be able to see the Luthor star spinning vinyl as he has pulled out of his DJ slot. 

Having played the festival last year, the actor has been forced to pull his Sonic slot last minute due to a conflict with filming The Dark Tower, an adaptation of Stephen King’s novels.

In an apologetic video, he said: "Glastonbury, it is with a very heavy heart that I let you know that I can't make it this year. I have to cancel my gig at the very last minute. It's not my fault. My film schedule changed at the last minute.


"Last year I had a wicked time. A lot of you came out and heard me DJ for the first time and I was so looking forward to coming back and doing it again, so I'm sorry. Go, have a wicked time, enjoy yourselves - it's going to be amazing this year. Massive, massive line-up. Enjoy it and don't forget - vote. EU referendum. Massively important. Do it.”

Luckily, there are a number of acts playing when Drills was meant to hit the decks (between 7.45pm and 9.15pm). First up is Tame Impala, playing the Pyramid stage at 8pm, while if you want to keep things upbeat, Fatboy Slim is hitting the John Peel stage at 8.30pm.

In other news, the weather shouldn’t be too bad this weekend for Glastonbury (fingers crossed). Meanwhile, make sure you haven’t forgotten anything with our comprehensive packing guide.