Splendour cancelled because of Covid restrictions

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Nottingham’s Splendour Festival has been cancelled for the second year running after the Government delayed the easing of restrictions.

The news came just moments after it was revealed that over 16,000 new cases of Covid had been recorded in the UK during the last 24 hours.

A statement from the organisers of Splendour said: “We’re devastated that we’re having to postpone for a second year running. We know this will be disappointing to everyone who had plans to attend, byt also for all the artists, contractors and staff who count on Splendour for work. We can only day how sorry we are that we couldn’t make it work this year.”

Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft and join Supergrass had been billed as headliners for the festival, which draws thousands to the grounds of Wollaton Hall.

Tickets for this year’s Splendour will be valid for 2022, organisers said.