Symphony at the Tower shows cancelled due to torrential rain

Posted on - 1st July, 2016 - 10:16am | Author - | Posted in - Music, Nightlife, What's On in Preston
Symphony at the Tower in 2012, crowds enjoy the weather

Symphony at the Tower in 2012, crowds enjoy the weather

Two of the three shows for Symphony at the Tower this weekend have been cancelled.


Will Young and Sunday’s Symphony Spectacular will no longer go ahead due to health and safety concerns caused by torrential rain at the Hoghton Tower site.

The Joe Bonamassa show will go ahead but will instead be held at Preston Guild Hall.

Stephen Greenhalgh, Chief Executive St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “Having thoroughly examined the saturated ground conditions and every option for our flagship event, in conjunction with partners Cuffe & Taylor, Hoghton Tower and Chorley Council it was with great disappointment that we agreed that the Symphony at the Tower could not go ahead at Hoghton Tower on grounds of safety.

“We feel desperately sorry for those who have been looking forward to this outstanding weekend and hope that they will appreciate that we will always put their personal wellbeing first.

“We can assure our dedicated supporters that through contingency plans, no funds will be lost through the cancellation of this event although, we will lose important revenue that would have been earned over the weekend.

“We are delighted that Cuffe & Taylor have found a way to re-locate the Saturday night Joe Bonamassa concert to the Guild Hall. We are making every effort to let people know what is happening and give our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused.”

Customers will receive a refund for their tickets within 14 days while tickets for the Bonamassa show are valid for the Guild Hall gig.

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