Manic Street Preachers were forced to cancel their performance at the Virgin Media V Festival last night (16.08.14).

The Welsh trio had been due to perform on the MTV stage at the Chelmsford leg of the event, but scrapped the show after getting stuck in Budapest following their appearance at the Sziget festival on Friday (15.08.14).

They announced on their twitter page: ''With huge regret, Manic Street Preachers announce the cancellation of their scheduled V Festival show in Chelmsford today (August 16th)...

''After 5 hours on runway at Budapest Airport following Sziget Festival last night, MSP were informed the BA plane they were on would not fly

''The band made every endeavour to get back to the UK in time to play. The band apologise to their fans at V Chelmsford for the cancellation.(sic)''

Bassist Nicky Wire later issued a personal apology to fans after arriving back in the UK following the ''worst travel day'' in their career.

He wrote: ''After 18hrs of travelling+waiting we arrive in birmingham hotel-worst travel day in 22yrs of the band-deepest apologies we tried everything

''So sorry to cancel show at chelmsford-totally GUTTED-xxx (sic)''

The 'Walk Me to the Bridge' hitmakers' performance at the Staffordshire leg of the festival will go ahead today (17.08.14).