POSTPONED: Leeds Castle Classical Concert on delayed until September
Wednesday 16th June 2021
THE Leeds Castle Classical Concert has been postponed until later in the summer in the wake of the Government's decision to put the easing of COVID-19 restrictions on hold.
The event, a massive date in Kent's cultural diary, will not happen on July 10 as planned but on September 4.
Thousands flock to the concert, which features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with iconic pieces by classical composers, such as Edward Elgar, to the waving of union flags.
Organisers have chosen the wartime message of "We'll Meet Again", characterised in the Dame Vera Lynn song, as its slogan for the new date.
On June 14, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the planned lifting of pandemic-related restrictions would be delayed until July 19, due to fears of the so-called Delta (Indian) variant surging.
It will also give the Government time to roll out even more vaccines to younger people.
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