July 16, 2020 10.46 am This story is over 40 months old

Lincolnshire Showground drive-in concerts cancelled

Organisers want to avoid spread of COVID-19 among touring staff and artists

A drive-in music festival that was due to take place at Lincolnshire Showground this summer has been cancelled due to coronavirus infection fears.

The events were supposed to run from July 17 to August 28, including big name acts such as Kaiser Chiefs, The Streets and Tony Hadley.

Live Nation, the event organisers for Utilita Live from the Drive-In, will cancel all shows due to local lockdown restrictions.

The drive-in gigs were scheduled all around the country, so a decision was made to scrap the shows and prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst those touring.

Anyone with tickets has been sent an email confirming the events being axed, and full refunds will be issued within 7 days.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Showground said: “We are really disappointed, but understand the reasons that Live Nation had to cancel.”

A statement released by Live Nation reads: “We received huge support from artists, the live music production contractors, our headline sponsor Utilita along with our other partners, and of course you, the fans.

“However the latest developments regarding localised lock downs mean it has become impossible for us to continue with the series with any confidence.”