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Rockprest due to take place in Moor Park this summer is cancelled

Posted on - 13th May, 2020 - 6:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Fulwood, Moor Park, Music, Nightlife, Parks, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Crowds at Rockprest

One of Preston’s largest summer events has been cancelled.

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Rockprest was due to take place in Moor Park on the weekend of 27 and 28 June.

Organisers say they have decided to cancel the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement says: “Not an announcement we ever wanted to make but these are strange times we are living in.

“After much consideration and taking on-board all of the available information in relation to the Global Covid-19 Pandemic, such as likely timescales on restrictions being lifted on mass gatherings, we have had to take the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s Rockprest.”

The festival sees rock and roll tribute acts play throughout the two days in Moor Park, and it’s been attracting thousands of music fans and families each summer.

Read more: See pictures from last year’s Rockprest

Tickets for the event are free with festival goers only paying a small booking fee.

Organisers say in an unusual decision they are offering a third back to those who registered for tickets and paid the booking fee.

Some VIP tickets were available and are being refunded at full face value.

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All refunds for booking fees will be provided automatically to those who bought tickets online and through Ticketline and Skiddle. It can take up to 90 days for the refund to arrive.

For those who bought tickets at a shop the refund can be obtained once social distancing measures are lifted and the venues where the tickets were bought from have reopened.

Main stage at Rockprest
Main stage at Rockprest

Festival organisers state they hope to return either later in 2020 or in 2021: “As a small independent festival team, we are determined to weather this storm and you will see us in 2021.

“In fact, if conditions allow we will do everything in our power to bring you our festival family together this year, so stay tuned but most of all stay safe.”

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