British rockers The Blackout have been forced to postpone a concert in their native Wales on Friday (18Jan13) after heavy snowfall caused travel problems for the band.

The stars were due to perform at Hobos in Bridgend, but had no choice but to axe the show at late notice as they struggled to make it to the venue.

Alerting fans to the change via a post on, the musicians wrote, "We are sorry to announce that tonight's Blackout gig has had to be postponed. Rescheduled date 31st January. All tickets are valid."

The blizzards sweeping across Europe also caused transportation issues for singer Katie Melua - her flight to a gig in Munich, Germany was grounded as a result of the adverse weather conditions and she had to hop on a train from Berlin instead.