The Wanted have played their last gig without Nathan Sykes.

The boyband were forced to perform as a four-piece at Fusion Festival in Birmingham yesterday (31.08.14) after Nathan Skyes pulled out of the gig due to other work commitments in the United States.

The 21-year-old singer was recently signed by Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun and is believed to be busy working on a solo project.

Bandmate Jay McGuinness confirmed that the appearance would be the group's last.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''We're not booked for anything else. We have no other plans.''

The 'Chasing The Sun' hitmakers first announced they would split following their US tour in January this year amid reports that the group - made up of Nathan, Jay, Max George, Tom Parker and Siva Kaneswaren - were being driven apart by their personal lives.

Max, 25, previously said: ''Over the past year there has been a lot of tension.

''Our personal lives drove us apart - things started to happen and we were drifting.

''We used to be such a brotherly pact, but it started to feel like it wasn't The Wanted any more.''

Following the split Max is now looking towards a career in acting while Tom Parker has been making music with N-DUBZ's Fazer.