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The 1975 cancel Finsbury Park show due to coronavirus

06 May 2020, 11:33 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The 1975 have had to cancel their upcoming Finsbury Park outdoor show due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Back in January, The 1975 announced their London Finsbury Park outdoor show, where they were due to perform with other sets from Charli XCX, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, Pale Waves, Beabadoobee, Deb Never, and Cavetown.

The event was due to take place on 11 July, but this morning (6 May), The 1975 have released a statement announcing the cancellation of the event.

The 1975's statement confirms that the event "will no longer be taking place this year", and that "cancelling the show was unavoidable" due to the ongoing pandemic. The statement adds that organisers are "working hard with The 1975 to try to get a new show locked in for 2021." Ticket agents will be in touch with those that bought tickets about refunds.

The event was due to have a large focus on the environment. Tickets for the show were due to be digital, and the fuel used to run the event was expected to reduce the carbon footprint by 90%, and the group's sustainable merchandise stall was due to return, which would've allowed fans to take old band t-shirts, or old The 1975 tops to be reprinted with new designs. Nearly 2000 new trees were expected to be planted across the London boroughs of Haringey, Hackney, and Islington.

The 1975's Notes On A Conditional Form album will be released on 22 May, and is available to pre-order now.
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