Published: 11:40, 24 March 2020
| Updated: 14:06, 24 March 2020
A summer spectacular which has been a staple of Kent life for more than 40 years has been cancelled.
The Leeds Castle Concert, held at the castle near Maidstone and would have been held for the 42nd time this July, will now not be held until 2021.
In a statement, organisers Heritage Events said: "Sadly we have been obliged to cancel this year's concert in accordance with UK Government guidelines to increase social distancing and to avoid large gatherings of people due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
"All tickets will be valid for next year’s concert on Saturday, July 10, 2021.
"We are very sad that we will not see you all flag-waving and celebrating this year, but we look forward to next year's concert which will be bigger and better than ever."
They added: "Stay safe and thank you for your support during this difficult time."
The open air concert, which often attracts 10,000 people for picnicking, promenading, fireworks and a Spitfire flypast, will be sponsored by Brachers again next year.
If you have bought tickets and are unable to attend next year email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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