BBC Radio 2 Cancel Live In Leeds Following Queen’s Death
BBC Radio 2 have announced that their Live In Leeds concert event, due to take place next weekend (17-18 September), has been cancelled following the death of the Queen.
The event was set to take place at Leeds’ Temple Newsam Park with performances from Nile Rodgers & Chic, Robbie Williams, Heather Small, George Ezra, Kaiser Chiefs, Simple Minds, Tears For Fears, Elbow, Craig David, Bananarama, Ella Henderson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Melanie C, Emeli Sande, Mark Owen, Olly Murs,
A statement said: “Following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, as a mark of respect, BBC Radio 2 Live in Leeds will now not take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September.
“Ticket holders will be issued with refunds via the ticketing provider.”
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Robbie Williams was set to top the bill on the Sunday (18 September) accompanied by the 56-piece BBC Concert Orchestra. Williams’ former Take That bandmate Mark Owen was also set to deliver a solo show on the main stage earlier that same day. Howard Donald, meanwhile, planned to join Radio 2 presenters to perform a set in the Radio 2 Live DJ Tent.
It’s the latest event to be cancelled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Yesterday evening, the Mercury Music prize was cancelled at short notice. In a statement, the Mercurys organisers said: “Tonight’s Mercury Prize event has been postponed at this time of great national sorrow. We know everyone involved in the Mercury Prize will understand.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family at this very difficult time. We will make an announcement regarding future arrangements as soon as we are able.”
The London ceremony was due to be hosted by Lauren Laverne, and broadcast on BBC Four from 9pm-10.15pm and on BBC Radio 6 Music from 7pm-midnight.joe