SNOW Patrol have pulled out of the Glastonbury Festival.

The band, due to play the Other Stage on Friday, confirmed in a tweet that they were withdrawing due to an injury to band member Johnny McDaid.

They said: "Our dear brother Johnny McDaid has been experiencing neck pain and requires surgery.

"Along with Nathan, we need to give our brothers time to heal and recover and are sorry to announce the cancellation of European shows.

"We hope you understand."

The band will be replaced for the Glastonbury performance, at 6.30pm on Friday, by indie legends The Charlatans.