Irish tech-house star DJ Fergie spent almost 48 hours travelling to a gig in Sao Paulo this week only to learn that the festival was cancelled when he arrived.

Chatting to Skrufff the nowadays Glasgow based former Radio 1 star revealed how he’d been forced to stay overnight in a Heathrow hotel after a flight delay meant he missed his connection, meaning he eventually arrived in Brazil just hours before he was due to perform at Science Fest.

“I was met at the airport by the promoter who told me the gig wasn’t happening because the police had cancelled the festival,” said Fergie. “I’m not exactly sure why.”

“On the bright side I was paid in advance and I guess this puts me in the elite few to have travelled half way round the world just for a meal,” he mused, “But I feel really sorry for the promoter and for people who paid for tickets to come and see me.”

Fergie’s gig was canned the same weekend as Sander Kleinenberg struggled in Serbia as the weather intervened to ruin a Belgrade party he was due to headline.

“Just heard the thunderstorms have scored too many points for this open air party,” Kleinenberg Tweeted. “Thunderstorm 1, Up-for-it crowd 0. Party canceled,” he added.

Progressive house pioneer Dave Seaman also used Twitter to announce a weather related no show gig this week, though messaged fans five days in advance..

“Unfortunately my scheduled gig this Friday at Bora Bora in Galati, Romania has been cancelled due to flooding in the club,” Dave Tweeted.

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