The annual Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival will not be taking place in its usual Easer bank holiday slot this year, however organisers have left the door open to it returning later on.
Organiser Abbigail Ellwood explained: “It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart; we have to postpone this year’s festival.
“We feel it is our only option given the recent government advice, in order to protect the health and safety of the town, its people, the great musicians and all of our festival goers.”
Abbigail continued: “The annual Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival is the legacy of my late father.
“It was his brainchild 24 years ago to help bring trade into the town of Nantwich at Easter.
“As a business owner within the town, I can hand on heart say that my family business, The Crown, is among many businesses in this town that will now suffer immensely because of these unprecedented times.
“It is beyond our control and I realise we all must take precautions.
“But, it does not take away from the fact that the livelihoods of our loyal venues and landlords, the talented musicians, our organisers and infrastructure team will be hugely affected by this decision and although it is out of our control, I am still deeply sorry.
“We are working hard to reschedule dates for the festival, as soon as we have government guidance on when it is safe to do so.
“Please bear with us while we make this our priority and continue to follow our Facebook page for the latest information.
“We will be back in touch within 7 days with a further update.
“Thank you for your understanding and continued support.”