The festival was due to take place in June.
Popular annual music festival Parklife, which takes place at Heaton Park, has now been cancelled amid the current Coronavirus pandemic.
The festival follows a number of other large music events, such as Glastonbury, Lovebox and All Points East who have also made the decision to cancel. Confirming the news in a statement on social media, the organisers have said:
“Parklife festival will no longer be taking place this year. We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it has now become clear that it’s simply not possible for Parklife 2020 to go ahead.
“This decision has not been taken lightly and of course we’re really disappointed. We really did try to make this work, but ultimately it was unavoidable”.
The statement continued to say that the organisers are currently working with ticket partners to ensure all ticket holders receive a refund, or if holders would prefer, ensure their tickets are carried over for 2021’s festival. The festival was set to take place on June 12 and 13 at its home, Heaton Park, however, it has now been confirmed that it will return on June 12 and 13 2021.
Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi, Skepta and more were set to perform at this year’s festival.
[Featured image: Parklife]