The difficult decision has been made to cancel the River Festival. Here is a reaction from Director of Culture Liverpool, Claire McColgan MBE:
“After careful consideration and following government guidance, we have made the difficult decision not to go ahead with this year’s River Festival which was due to take place along the waterfront from 8-10 May.
“It is important we prioritise the health and safety of
everyone in these unprecedented times.
“We’re gutted. l know how much this event means to
residents, visitors, local suppliers and artists, and how much money goes in to
the local economy as a result of staging it.
“We are waiting to hear further advice from government on
how they will support our sector moving forward and protect jobs.
“The rest of the city council’s events season is currently
being reviewed, and we will bring you news as soon as we have it.”