BBC Radio 2 has announced that its Live In Leeds concert, which was due to take place this month, has been canceled following the Queen’s death.
Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday (September 8) aged 96 at her estate in Ballymore, Scotland, ending her 70-year reign.
Since the news broke, music events such as the 2022 Mercury Prize and major sporting events have been cancelled, out of respect.
Now, Radio 2 has shared a statement to confirm that its Live In Leeds event, which was due to take place next weekend (September 17 and 18) at Temple Newsam Park and features from the event which was to take place at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds with Robbie Williams in charge, has been cancelled.
A statement read: “Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty the Queen, out of respect, BBC Radio 2 Live in Leeds will not take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September.
msgstr “Ticket holders will be refunded through the ticket provider.”
Williams was joined on the Live In Leeds program by George Ezra, Kaiser Chiefs, Nile Rodgers & Chic and others.
Williams headlined the bill on Sunday (September 18) alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra, made up of 56 musicians. Former Take That bandmate Mark Owen was also scheduled to perform a solo show on the main stage later that day. Howard Donald, for his part, was to join the Radio 2 presenters for a performance in the Radio 2 Live DJ tent.
Since the announcement of the Queen’s death, tributes have started to rain down on the Internet for the long-reigning monarch. In his tribute, Elton John wrote: “Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened by the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death. ” with grace, decency and genuine warmth.
The singer also took time out at his concert in Toronto last night to share a new tribute, telling the crowd: “Today we have received the saddest news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
“She was an inspirational presence around her; I was around her and she was amazing. She guided the country through some of our greatest and darkest times with grace, decency and genuine care and warmth.”