Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has expressed his disappointment that the much hyped Summer Days Festival has been cancelled.
And he said his “heart went out” to the organisers who had to make the tough decision to scrap the event last Monday, just three weeks before it was due to take place.
Mr Evans said: “It is a great shame that the Summer Days Festival has been cancelled this year.
“I know from talking to people that there was a good deal of excitement around the festival. especially concerning the
headline acts of Simply Red, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Jools Holland.
“I was looking forward to the festival. The run-up had a great feeling of community spirit and it would have been lovely to behold. Events such as these are what set a community like Clitheroe apart from other areas. They bring people together in enjoyment and celebration of good times. I know that this was the aim of Summer Days.
“What is more, a big family summer festival would be fantastic for the local economy.
“My heart goes out to the organisers who have had to make the tough decision to cancel. That cannot have been easy.”
The Summer Days Festival was due to begin on Wedneday, July 6th, but organisers have been forced to pull the event because of rising costs and other “logistically obstacles.”