Geronimo family festival at Heaton Park cancelled amid Covid concerns

Heaton Park’s Geronimo family festival has been cancelled amid uncertainty around Covid. With less than five weeks to go until the event was due to happen, organisers have blamed a lack of clear regulations on large scale events and the prevalence of the Indian variant for having to call it off. The two-day special edition of the festival was due to take place over the weekend of June 26 and 27 – a week after the government planned to remove all restrictions on social contact.

Promising to be a ‘fun packed family festival’, it was set to include stage shows, arena demonstrations, live music, monster truck shows, a funfair and more.

The Heaton Park event has been cancelled

Announcing the news on their Facebook page, organisers said: “We have been closely following the roadmap to normality. “While there is general optimism, we feel it still leaves a great deal of uncertainty for Geronimo Heaton Park scheduled in 5 weeks time in Manchester.

“Our production team need to start the festival build in 2 weeks time and with no clear regulations in place at the moment for large scale events over 4000 people and the prevalence of the Indian strain B.1.617.2 in Bolton we feel we can no longer or responsibly host the event at Heaton Park. “Customer safety is always our number one priority and as desperate as we are to deliver Geronimo, we must wait.

“It is therefore with regret that we are cancelling Geronimo Heaton Park.”

Geronimo family festival at Heaton Park cancelled amid Covid concernsThe festival was due to take place next month

It’s hoped the main Geronimo festival at Arley Hall in Cheshire will still go ahead in August and anyone with tickets for Heaton Park can transfer them to that event.

Tickets holders have been emailed with details on their options now that June’s event is called off.