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Manchester Music Festival canceled

The festival was planned to take place on August 27th through the 29th.
Published: Jul. 25, 2020 at 12:06 PM EDT
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CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -

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Manchester Music Fest planned to host its festival in late August with vendors and live music.

“Due to the fact that nobody has any kind of entertainment and realistically what Manchester Music Fest wanted to do was be the blueprint on how to do a safe and entertaining festival,” said Manchester Music Fest President, Tim Parks.

The blueprint included plans to have 85 volunteers who made sure areas were cleaned and disinfected.

“We were going to be really strict on our policies as far as social distancing, masks and everything that the governor had, we were going to spray our concert railing every 20 minutes,” added Parks.

In June, festival leaders continued with plans to hold the festival but with the surge of COVID-19 cases, leaders decided to cancel the event.

“There was a lot of people on both sides of the spectrum, a lot of people wanted to have a show and a lot of people was afraid to have the show,” said Parks.

Parks said with the surge of COVID-19 cases it was best to cancel for the safety of festival-goers.

“There’s a lot of people afraid and there is a real virus out there and out of respect for those people we decided it was the best move to make,” added Parks.

Hopeful to bring the festival back next year.

“We’ll come back better than ever,” said Parks.

The festival was planned to take place on August 27th through the 29th.

Original Story (7/26)

The Manchester Music Festival will not take place this year, according to a Facebook Post from event organizers.

They say that while they had a blueprint for how to hold the event safely and with public health in mind, matters “completely out of their control” led to the festival’s cancellation. The festival was scheduled for August 27-29.

Organizers did say they plan to “come back stronger than ever” in 2021.

If you wish to read the full statement, you can do so here.

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