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7/7/2011 10:36am EDT

Calvin Harris Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has stepped in to replace Duran Duran at Britain's V Festival next month after the band scrapped its summer tour schedule.

Frontman Simon Le Bon has been ordered to rest his damaged vocal cords and undergo therapy in a bid to recover his voice.

They announced the tour axe on Tuesday, with Le Bon saying, "This couldn't have come at a worse time - but I am trying to be philosophical about my recovery as there's nothing else I can do."

Organizers of V Festival, held at twin sites in Staffordshire and Chelmsford in England, have wasted no time in organizing a replacement and Harris has now confirmed he will step in to take over.

He says, "I can't wait to perform at V Festival - the crowds are always amazing in both Chelmsford and Stafford. It's going to be a lot of fun."


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