Eden Sessions not going ahead this summer

A series of concerts pegged to take place at the Eden Project in June and July of this year has been cancelled and will take place at a later date.

The charity confirmed today (March 9) that, despite the possibility that concerts can return after June 21 as per the Government’s lockdown easing roadmap, none of its sessions will take place in June or July.

Eden Sessions was due to host Great British band Idles on July 11, as well as legendary rocker Bryan Adams on July 5 and world-renowned singer Diana Ross on June 29. The Script was later due to play on July 14.

The recently-reunited My Chemical Romance were also due to perform in early June, but any chances of that gig happening already fell through when the third Covid-19 lockdown began.

A spokesperson for Eden said the cancellation of the sessions was because of “uncertainties” of post-June 21 lockdown rules.

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They added the charity hopes to bring the acts to the biomes at a later date.

The spokesperson further said: “We’re really sorry to disappoint Sessions ticket holders.

“Since the Government’s new four-step regulations came in we’ve been looking long and hard at all the options. Our paramount concern is the safety of our concert goers and staff.

“With all the uncertainties surrounding outdoor gatherings, we’ve decided that rescheduling our brilliant line-up is the best course for everyone.

“We so much look forward to welcoming people back to the Sessions and say ‘please watch this space’ as we work to find new dates for the shows.”

The Eden Project will be contacting existing ticket holders and original tickets will remain valid when the new show date is announced.

This is the second time some of these artists have had their Eden gigs pushed back.

My Chemical Romance was originally due to play there in 2020 – but the first lockdown meant it was postponed to this summer.

The venue has played host to dozens of world-famous acts in the past, including Lionel Richie in 2016, Elton John in 2015, Blink 182 in 2012 – and Britpop sensations Pulp back in 2002.

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