Meadowhall Christmas Live 2019 CANCELLED at last-minute after flooding hits Sheffield

Meadowhall Christmas Live 2019 has been cancelled due to flooding.

Thursday, 7th November 2019, 11:31 pm
Flooding in Sheffield - Credit: Lee Parkinson

The event was due to start at 6.30pm with acts including Jonas Blue, Fleur East and Ella Henderson set to perform.

Sheffield has been battered by torrential rain all day with flood warnings in place and numerous roads closed.

Trains have been cancelled with the yellow tram route and the the tram train services terminating at Meadowhall South/Tinsley.

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A spokesperson from Meadowhall, said: “Due to the adverse weather and the subsequent impact this has had on the regional public transport infrastructure, it is with regret that the decision has been made to cancel this evening’s Meadowhall Christmas Live concert.

“We appreciate this news will be very disappointing to the many ticket holders who remained keen to attend despite the rain, but we feel we have a duty to recognise the issues people may face in trying to return home.

“The safety of our visitors, retailers and staff is of paramount importance to us and as a precaution our flood defences have been deployed and we are giving retailers the option to close early should they wish to do so.

“For further updates please monitor our website and social channels. For travel updates please refer to Travelsouthyorkshire.com.”

More to follow.