Lockdown Mastered sees council monitoring the weather as strong winds cancel Friday evening gig

THE council is monitoring the weather ahead of tomorrow’s Lockdown Mastered concerts, following high winds cancelling the programme’s comedy gig tonight.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 7:05 pm

Lockdown Mastered, two weeks of socially distanced music, comedy, and family entertainment in Clarence Field, was forced to pull it’s 5.15pm comedy gig at the last minute due to the blustery weather.

All ticket holders have been contacted and will be issued with a full refund, according to Portsmouth City Councillor Steve Pitt, deputy leader and cabinet member for culture, leisure and economic development.

Cllr Pitt added: ‘We're very disappointed that tonight's Lockdown Mastered comedy show has been cancelled because of the high winds caused by storm Ellen.

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Lockdown Mastered will take place on Clarence Field, Southsea. Picture: Shaun Roster www.shaunroster.com

‘Making sure these events are safe for those attending must of course be our first priority.

‘We're closely monitoring the weather forecast for tomorrow but are hopeful that Saturday's events will be able to go ahead as planned.’

The Met Office is forecasting bright and breezy weather throughout tomorrow across Portsmouth, with temperatures set to reach 20 degrees.

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Ticket sales from the concerts will raise funds for Rowans Hospice and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Cllr Pitt added: ‘We've had a fantastic response to the launch of Lockdown Mastered with a sell-out first night yesterday.’

The rest of the concerts run are due to run across tomorrow and next week from Thursday to Sunday.

Access to Lockdown Mastered will be strictly by pre-booked tickets only and the team at the gates will be recording each audience member's contact details, in line with Test and Trace guidelines.

Booking a place can be done via the Wedgewood Rooms website – click here for a link.

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