It wasn’t possible to contact Hazot at press time as he was still working on the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud site, where the August 28-29 event went ahead with a lineup including R.E.M., Kaiser Chiefs, Tricky, The Raconteurs, and Apocalyptica.

A note on says legal action is a possibility.

Winehouse was to headline the second night and her band, crew and equipment had already arrived at the festival, but she remained in the U.K.

Some newswires quoted her spokesman as saying she was taken ill at her house and wasn’t able to travel to France.

Throughout the summer and autumn of 2007 she missed several festival performances and canceled a U.K. tour, but – until the no-show in Paris – had managed to fulfill her 2008 live commitments. –