Blackpool’s Livewire Festival Cancelled For Second Year Running | Music News
Blackpool’s Livewire Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row “due to funding”, according to its organisers.
A statement was released saying the decision to pull the festival was down to “investor issues”.
This year’s event was due to take place over the August bank holiday weekend at Blackpool’s Headlands Arena with a headline performance from rapper Lauryn Hill.
The three-day event was also set to include a comedy showcase featuring Jason Manford, Alan Davies and Chris Ramsey and a show featuring songs from cinema classics including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and singers John Owen-Jones and Kerry Ellis.
The organisers said they had “explored every avenue we possibly could to keep the event on” and apologised to all ticket holders but said the decision was “out of their control”.
Those with tickets have been advised to seek returns from vendors.
Livewire Festival was postponed last summer due to the “ill health” of “key personnel“.
Mariah Carey was due to perform at last year’s event in what would have been her only UK appearance alongside Boyz II Men and Matt Goss of Bros fame.
Country music legend Kenny Rogers also pulled out of the festival in 2018 after revealing he was “working through a series of health challenges“.
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