Iconic 80s pop star Steve Norman, of Spandau Ballet fame, who was one of the main movers behind the ill fated Summer Days Festival, spoke today about his sadness after the shock announcmentthat it was being cancelled.
He said: “I am absolutely gutted that the festival has been cancelled.
“As a curator and performing artist for the event it was very much a labour of love for me. I’ve spent a fair bit of time in the Ribble Valley the past couple of years and my heart goes out to all the people of Clitheroe and the surrounding area.
“It was your festival after all.
The major three-day long music and arts festival in Clitheroe was scheduled to take place at Clitheroe Castle from Wednssday to Saturday, July 6th to 9th with headliners Simply Red, Jools Holland and Echo and The Bunnymen.
A spokesman for Summer Days said: “After serious consideration we are heartbroken to announce that Summer Days festival 2016 will not take place.
“We have looked at every angle possible to keep the event live but due to a combination of factors including rising cost and newly arisen logistical obstacles we have no choice but to call Summer Days off.
“All ticket holders will of course receive a face value refund and should contact their ticket vendors directly.
“Support for Summer Days has been both incredible and humbling and makes this decision all the harder. You have our heartfelt apologies. Thank you again for all your support.”