SATURDAY night’s John Barrow gig on Blackpool’s Tower Festival Headlands has been cancelled.
A severe weather warning from the Met Office left organisers with no option but to pull the second headland event in two days.
Friday’s Olympic Torch celebrations were forced indoors after heavy rain and winds blasted the Fylde coast.
Barrowman today apologised for the cancellation and promised to return to perform in the resort very soon.
All ticket holders will receive a full refund.
The concert on Sunday 24th June with The Wanted & McFly is due to go ahead as planned, with weather conditions set to improve overnight and into Sunday morning.
A spokesperson for concert organisers Cuffe & Taylor said: “We have consulted with Marketing Blackpool’s health and safety team and they have advised us that, due to the forecast of severe weather, it is unsafe for our teams to install the sound and lighting equipment for this evening’s concert.
“Whilst the weather forecast is much better for later today and for Sunday, there isn’t time for us to install the equipment safely and without putting our staff at risk.
“We have endeavoured to do everything possible to allow John to perform but we have to follow the advice of the venue’s management.”
Commenting on the announcement today, John Barrowman said:
“I am deeply disappointed that Mother Nature has had the final say on my concert in Blackpool. I’ve been following the forecast very closely all week!
“Obviously, I really want to perform for my fans, however, the safety of fans and my technical team is of the utmost importance and I have to follow the advice of the organisers. I promise that I will be back to Blackpool very soon!!!”
Ticket holders are advised to contact their original point of purchase to arrange a refund of the full face value of their tickets.