SEAN Kingston has been removed from the Live at Lydiard line up after the festival revealed he would be unable to attend due to travel reasons.

Best known for his song Beautiful Girls, Kingston was part of the cancelled 2020 lineup that carried over into this year. 

The Jamaican-American singer lives in the United States and was scheduled to fly over for this weekend's festival.

The group SN Dubstation have also been pulled from the festival.

In a statement, Live at Lydiard said: "Unfortunately, we have had to remove Sean Kingston and SN Dubstation from the Live at Lydiard 2021 lineup.

"Sean Kingston was carried over from our original 2020 lineup and we were hoping by this point that the travel regulations for US citizens arriving into the UK would have relaxed.

"However, they haven't. We have tried to find a solution with Sean Kingston's team to get him to the UK for this performance, but the quarantine time and logistical complications for Sean Kingston and his crew have made his appearance too difficult to consider for Live at Lydiard 2021.

"SN Dubstation are unable to perform due to a key member of the group testing positive for COVID-19."

Kingston's replacement has been announced as DJ Shane Codd.

Multiinstrumental band Mellowmatic will be playing a longer set in absence of SN Dubstation.