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Weather forces axing of Paul Weller gig at Jodrell Bank

  • 24 June 2012
  • From the section England
Paul Weller
Image caption Paul Weller said he was "extremely disappointed" he could not play the show

A Paul Weller concert in Cheshire has been cancelled because of bad weather, organisers have said.

Elbow performed at the open-air venue on Saturday night as part of a Live From Jodrell Bank concert.

However, event director Jon Drape said the site was now "unfit to accommodate crowds".

"We are unable to deliver the concert safely," he said, adding all ticket holders would get a refund.

Weller said he was " extremely disappointed " the show was not going ahead.

Jodrell Bank, home to the Lovell telescope, has seen crowds of up to 20,000 watch concerts by The Flaming Lips, British Sea Power, OKGO and Alice Gold.

The bill for Weller's show also featured Gomez, Graham Coxon and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club.

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