It's turning out to be a busy week for the well-worn inter­sec­tion between global pop behemoths and the city of Birmingham.

In March we told you that Justin Bieber would be head­lining Birmingham's Fusion Festival (with Vimto) at the end of August, and now, in August, we're here to report (via Justin himself) that he won't be.

Please read the following words from the reformed egg thrower:

Fusion's official website hasn't been updated as yet but here's the rest of the lineup in case you're inter­ested. It's fair to say there was always a rather curious status gulf between Justin Bieber and the rest of the artists on the bill. Maybe Lawson will step in.