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Live Nation UK's Summer Series Of Drive-In Gigs Have Been Cancelled

This summer's Utilita Live From The Drive-In series "will no longer proceed as planned".

Live Nation UK's Summer Series Of Drive-In Gigs Have Been Cancelled

This summer's Utilita Live From The Drive-In series – which was set to host the likes of Skindred and Ash – has been cancelled by Live Nation due to "concerns over localised lockdowns".

The drive-in gigs were scheduled to take place from July 29 onwards, across venues in Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Milton Keynes, Newmarket and Teesside.

However, the promoters have announced that "it has become impossible for us to continue with the series with any confidence" due to many cities and towns across the country facing the prospect of localised lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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"The Live From The Drive In concert series will no longer proceed as planned this summer," a statement 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 lockdowns mean it has become impossible for us to continue with the series with any confidence.

"We thank everyone for their support and eagerly await a time when we can watch live music together again.

"Full refunds will be issued directly to all ticket holders within the next seven days."

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