This years Irlam Live music festival event has been postponed until next year following concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic.
The event was originally scheduled for the 29th – 31st May, but that was put back until the 18th – 20th September, with organisers hopeful that things might have eased enough by then. It has now been announced that this will not happen and the whole event, one of the highlights on the local calendar, has had to be postponed until next year.
A spokesperson for Irlam Live told the Local Mag, “Yep, we have had to postpone the September event. We are pushing the dates back to the weekend of the 4th – 6th June 2021. We are currently working on securing the same line-up. Ticket holders will receive updated tickets nearer to the event.
We are really looking forward to bringing a full-on Irlam Live back to Prince’s Park next summer. Something for all the community to look forward to. Stay safe everyone.”
Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety at Salford Council (who grant the licence for Irlam Live and similar events in the city) said, “It had been a difficult decision to make but the risk of transmitting the virus was still too high, even with COVID-19 safety measures in place at events.
We have not taken this decision lightly and have put a lot of thought and consideration into this. I know it will be disappointing for everyone but COVID-19 has not gone away and we have to put public health and safety first. This virus can affect anyone and sadly people have died from it. We must bear that in mind. We will keep the situation under review and we will see events in the future when the risks are not so high.”
So, make a note in your diary for the weekend of the 4th – 6th June and lets get Prince’s Park rocking again in 2021. See you there!