A statement released Sept. 29 by the 22-year-old and the festival cited “personal reasons.”
Local media suggested that Katy B’s performance, her first in Australia, drew smaller crowds than expected despite good reviews. She also canceled her New Zealand dates.
In other antics on the Parklife tour, Australian customs banned Crystal Fighters from bringing in their wooden instruments.
At the Melbourne show at the Myer Music Bowl before 17,000, 42 were arrested for possession of drugs.
Other acts at Parklife included Example, Magnetic Man, Nero, Gossip and Santigold.