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All other Hyde Park events and concerts to go ahead as planned

London, Tuesday 10 July 2012: Live Nation and The Royal Parks have today announced that they have been forced to cancel The Hit Factory Live concert tomorrow (Wednesday 11 July).

Following the severe and unprecedented weather conditions across the country the site was declared unfit this morning to host the concert. The decision was made following full consultation with all of the relevant authorities and the safety advisory group. The safety of our customers, performers and production crew is of utmost importance and the decision was made unanimously. The potential risk to staff and music fans was too great for the event to go ahead.

Live Nation and The Royal Parks sincerely regret the disappointment caused by this cancellation.

John Probyn, Live Nation COO said,

"The moment the Wireless Festival ended, we put in place a massive plan to prepare the site for tomorrow. Eight thousand cubic metres of wood chip is currently being put in place and over the past 24 hours crews have started to make the site safe for our customers. Despite best efforts time has beaten us, but I want to reassure that Hard Rock Calling concerts with Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon, plus Madonna on 17 July and the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Celebration concert and the events will go ahead."

Steve Edwards, Hyde Park manager, said:

"Woodchip is being laid on the concert site as part of plans to ensure concert goers can be welcomed back as soon as possible. We are confident that the action being taken will enable Hard Rock Calling and the remainder of the summer concert series to go ahead as planned."

Ticket purchases made through Ticketmaster and See Tickets will be automatically refunded. For purchases made through all other vendors, please contact your point of purchase.

These are the scheduled events:

  • Hard Rock Calling - 13, 14, 15 July
  • Madonna - 17 July
  • London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Finale presented by Coca-Cola - 26 July
  • BT London Live Opening Ceremony Concert - 27 July
  • BT London Live - 28 July - 11 August
  • BT London Live Closing Ceremony Concert - 12 August

For further information, please contact:

Emma Elwood
LD Communications
020 7439 7222


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