Blackpool's Livewire Festival is OFF

Blackpool's Livewire Festival, which was due to take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, has been postponed.

The resort had been due to welcome music stars including Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and Matt Goss as part of a four day event.

In a statement, organisers say the decision not to proceed with the festival was due to the ill-health of key promotion personnel.

A spokesperson for Livewire confirmed: ''The decision was made due to the ill-health of key personnel at the local promoter, Manchester-based Livewire Events Ltd.

''Discussions are currently underway with some of the artists' representatives to determine participation in LIVEWIRE 2019. 

''Ticket holders can seek a refund from point of purchase, and for any enquiries customers can contact info@livewirefestival.co.uk''.

American superstar, Mariah Carey, has had 21 top 10 singles and 12 top 10 albums in the UK since her debut hit in 1990, while Boyz II Men enjoyed huge success, including 11 top 40 singles in the UK throughout the 1990s. Meanwhile, Matt Goss is best known for being part of the boyband Bros, who had a string of hits in the late 80s.

Livewire had also been due to star country music legend, Kenny Rogers, but he withdrew in April due to ill-health.

Last year, the Livewire Festrival featured performances from UK and international acts including Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Jacksons. 

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