Blackpool's Livewire Festival - CANCELLED!

It was due to take place over the August bank holiday.

Lauren Hill had already been confirmed for the concert which was due to take place at the Headlands Arena

It's now been confirmed that the festival has been cancelled due to 'investor issues.'

A statement from the festival said:

"Due to investor issues, this hasn’t been a decision we have taken lightly and have explored every avenue we possibly could to keep the event on. However, due to funding we have had no option but to cancel the event.

"We would like to take the opportunity to apologise to all ticket holders, however, this is beyond our control."

A Blackpool Council spokesperson said:

“It is disappointing that due to circumstances beyond our control Livewire will not be taking place this year.

“We are exploring whether there are other events we can bring in to fill the gap, but visitors to Blackpool can rest assured that the summer and autumn of 2019 will see a fantastic programme of shows and events, many of them free to access.

“These range from the Blackpool Air show in August featuring the debut of the Breitling Jet Team, to World Fireworks, the Illuminations Switch-On party and the inaugural British Country Music Festival in September.”

The weekend was also set to see performances from comedians such as Jason Manford, Alan Davies and Mark Watson.

Those looking for refunds are advised to contact ticket outlets.


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