What is the clean way to handle canceld bands in events?

where do you put the cancelled artists in events (mainly festival events)
if i have the following festival setup:

  • festival
    • day 1
      • stage 1
        • artist 1
        • artist 2
        • artist 3
      • stage 2
        • artist 4
        • artist 5
        • artist 6
      • stage 3
        • artist 7
        • artist 8
        • artist 9
    • day 2
      • stage 1
        • artist 10
        • artist 11
        • artist 12
      • stage 2
        • artist 13
        • artist 14
        • artist 15
      • stage 3
        • artist 16
        • artist 17
        • artist 18

and on day 1, stage 2 artist 5 (that should play from 15:00 - 16:00) cancels and gets replaced by a new artist (artist 19)

  • festival
    • day 1
      • stage 1
        • artist 1
        • artist 2
        • artist 3
      • stage 2
        • artist 4
        • artist 5 (canceld)
        • artist 19
        • artist 6
      • stage 3
        • artist 7
        • artist 8
        • artist 9
    • day 2
      • stage 1
        • artist 10
        • artist 11
        • artist 12
      • stage 2
        • artist 13
        • artist 14
        • artist 15
      • stage 3
        • artist 16
        • artist 17
        • artist 18

do you keep it on the day/stage where it normally would play?
or do you move it to the day it should normally play?
or doe you put it on the festival event and just have a list with cancelled acts there?

what if the artist wasn’t scheduled yet, but it was on the festival poster? then you maybe have a day it would play but not at what stage.

do you leave the time it should have played in there or do you just select cancelled and remove the time?

what is the cleanest way of handling this?

I feel you’d leave them at the most precise known spot, just like you show in your hypothetical example. if they hadn’t been scheduled yet, I’d leave them on the day or festival event

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+1 For most precise information, but i usually skip the daily distrubution. So i would prefer main event or, if known, stage sub event. I think nobody searches on the day event level for any information if there is the final timetable later.
(Just addressing multi day multi stage events here)