Blyth Live Music Festival cancelled due to Covid pandemic

A music festival has been cancelled due to the uncertainty around Covid restrictions lifting.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 10:30 am
The Lightning Seeds performing at the Blyth Live Music Festival in 2018.
The Lightning Seeds performing at the Blyth Live Music Festival in 2018.

Blyth Town Council have announced that this year’s Blyth Live Music Festival will not go ahead.

It is the second consecutive year the event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was taken following the Prime Minister’s announcement to continue restrictions until July 19.

Crowds at the Blyth Live Music Festival in 2018.

Coun Adrian Cartie, chair of Community Development, said: “At the very earliest, restrictions will be lifted on July 19 and as this year's festival has already been pushed back to July 24, there just isn’t enough time to make final arrangements to ensure a safe event for everyone.

“The legal and safety procedures alone for an event this size would take a considerable amount of time to complete.

"We are all very disappointed, but we will just look forward to next year and hopefully bring this fabulous family event back to Blyth.

"We will be working hard to bring family events in the autumn.”