Sunday 26 May 2019

Blackpool festival featuring Mariah Carey postponed to 2019

The event has been axed for this year due to the ill-health of the promoters.

Mariah Carey was due to play at the festival (Ian West/PA)
Mariah Carey was due to play at the festival (Ian West/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

A Blackpool festival boasting Mariah Carey as a headliner has been postponed until 2019.

Livewire was due to take place over the August bank holiday weekend with Boyz II Men and Matt Goss also on the bill.

A spokesman for the festival said the decision to postpone was made due to the ill-health of key personnel at the local promoter, Manchester-based Livewire Events Ltd.

He added: “Discussions are currently under way with some of the artists’ representatives to determine participation in Livewire 2019.

“Ticket-holders can seek a refund from point of purchase.”

Carey was due to headline on the Friday night of the festival (August 24) at Blackpool’s Tower Headland Arena – her only UK festival appearance this year.

Goss and Boyz II Men were both due to play on August 23. Headline acts for August 25 and 26 had not been confirmed.

Earlier this year country music star Kenny Rogers pulled out of his Saturday headline slot due to ill-health.

Livewire Festival launched last year and saw acts including Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, and The Jacksons perform.

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