Published: 12:20, 03 April 2020
| Updated: 12:23, 03 April 2020
Organisers of an annual series of summer concerts held at a forest in Kent have announced this year's will not go ahead.
Forest Live, organised by Forestry England, was to have starred the likes of Will Young and James Morrison and Keane at Bedgebury Pinetum in Goudhurst this June.
But, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, this year's has now been cancelled and Forest Live will return in 2021.
In a statement, Forestry England said: "We are sorry to disappoint the Forest Live fans who were hoping to see bands in the nation’s forests this summer but we have cancelled Forest Live 2020 to keep everyone safe in line with recent government guidance on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
"We really hope that everyone’s support to fight COVID-19 means the situation will have improved by the summer however, as well as our valued customers, we work with a large number of volunteers, artists and contractors, to make these concerts happen and have taken this decision in the interest of safety for everyone involved.
"Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to reschedule our concerts. We would like to send our deepest apologies to everyone who was hoping to see a Forest Live 2020 show. We were very excited to welcome you into forests across England to see some incredible live music. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back to Forest Live in 2021. "
Ticket holders will be contacted and automatically refunded. Organisers have asked for patience will they work on the process.
For details go to forestryengland.uk/music