Published: 20:23, 14 June 2021
| Updated: 20:45, 14 June 2021
Plans for an outdoor LGBT+ festival to be held in Kent this summer have been pushed back.
The event at Mote Park, Maidstone, had initially been scheduled for Friday, June 25 but, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed June 21's so-called "Freedom Day" by four weeks, organisers Glitterbomb have announced it has been re-arranged for Friday, August 13.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK performers Baga Chipz, Lawrence Chaney, Bimini Bon-Boulash and Sum Ting Wong are all still confirmed to be performing, Glitterbomb say, but their statement does not confirm whether Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Danny Beard will perform on the new date.
"After the latest UK government announcement and the confirmation that restrictions will not be lifted on Monday, June 21, we have made the decision to postpone 'Glitterbomb in the Park' until Friday, August 13," a statement from Glitterbomb read.
"Baga Chipz, Bimini, Lawrence Chaney and Sum Ting Wong are all still confirmed to be performing and we are working with the rest of the line-up to confirm their availability which will be announced online shortly."
The popular nightlife promoter says all tickets purchased for the original June date are still valid.
"Your tickets will be valid for the new date and you do not need to do anything - simply arrive and party with us on Friday, August 13 instead," the statement continued.
"You will receive an email from Skiddle within the next few days, outlining any further options, should you be unable to attend.
"This includes swapping your tickets to a future event or requesting a refund.
"The safety of our guests remains our priority, which is why we have chosen to remain cautious.
"Thank you for all the understanding and support."
It was first announced in March and is thought to be the first event of its kind in the County Town.