Barnsley Christmas concert cancelled again due to strong winds

A Christmas concert was cancelled in Barnsley after it was meant to replace the festive lights switch on.

The event was cancelled last night due to 41 mph winds.



Matthew Snowden, communications and marketing officer at Barnsley Council, said the event will not be re-scheduled as there is too little time between now and Christmas.

After the concert was cancelled, Barnsley Council released a statement where they apologised for the bad news.

They said: “It’s with deep regret that we’ve made the decision to cancel tonight’s concert in the interest of public safety. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause but public safety is our primary concern.”

They added the Met Office forecasted high winds and rain, so they were unable to hold the event.

X Factor star Holly Tandy was due to perform at the event.

The concert was originally organised as an alternative to the Christmas lights switch on, which was also cancelled due to forecasts of bad weather.

The lights switch on was going to be held at the town hall on 22 November.