Popular Sheffield festival cancelled over coronavirus

A popular Sheffield festival is the latest event to fall victim to the coronavirus crisis after organisers announced they had been forced to postpone until next year.

By Sophie Wills
Saturday, 9th May 2020, 8:30 am

The annual Lowedges Festival, which has been run by the Greenhill and Bradway Tenants and Residents’ Association for 12 years, was due to take place on Sunday, August 9 at Greenhill Park.

The event features the city’s biggest classic car and bike show, stalls and rides and attracts up to 15,000 visitors each year.

Stephen Rich, Lowedges Festival treasurer, said it was ‘with great sadness’ that organisers had been forced to cancel the festival due to ‘many factors, including Covid-19 and public safety’.

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The festival was due to take place in August.

“This decision has had to be made,” he added. “But we will back in 2021, providing everything is back to normal, and wish our many thousands of visitors well until then.”

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