Due to the coronavirus pandemic both LIMF and Cream Classical in the Park have been officially cancelled for 2020.
Two of the city’s major events which were due to run across the same weekend this July, has seen both organisers confirm they won’t be going ahead this year.
Cream Classical in the Park was scheduled to take place on Saturday 18th July at Sefton Park. The event was set to be spread across three stages, giving festival goers the chance to see Cream’s famous 50-piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra perform some of dance music’s biggest tracks.
Organisers Cream released a statement to fans, which read:
“Cream Classical In The Park will no longer be taking place this year.
“Liverpool City Council and Cream have been closely monitoring the situation, and it has become clear that it is not possible to proceed with this year’s event which was due to take place on Saturday, July 18.
“We want to extend our gratitude to all of you who were looking forward to attending and all those who worked so hard on the event.
“For those who have purchased tickets to Cream Classical In The Park , we are working closely with our ticketing partners who will be processing automatic refunds to ticket buyers.
“As you can appreciate the ticket agents are extremely busy at this time and we thank you for your patience in advance, please only contact them if you have not received your refund by Friday, May 1.
“For now, keep safe, keep healthy and look after each other. Love, Cream.”
Liverpool International Music Festival was scheduled to take place the day after on Sunday 19th July, with the festival downsizing to just one day this year.
The team behind LIMF released a statement confirming the cancellation, which said:
“We’re sorry to announce that the Liverpool International Music Festival will not take place this year.
“This has been a difficult decision for the LIMF team, but the uncertainties around the global health crisis means we simply can’t continue to plan, or stage, an event of this scale.
“We very much hope the situation has improved by July, but as LIMF takes many months to organise, it’s impossible to produce the high-quality festival we know and love in these timescales.
“We know this will be a really disappointing decision not only for LIMF fans, but also for the wider music industry in Liverpool and beyond.
“LIMF is one of the city’s flagship events and each year has a positive impact on bothestablished and up and coming artists, as well as local businesses and youth and community organisations to name a few.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe everyone.”