Organisers call off Our Big Gig event in Stamford

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A music festival due to take place in Stamford on Saturday has been cancelled.

A mix of bands and music workshops had been lined up for the event on the Recreation Ground as part of the national Our Big Gig scheme.

But after organisers came up against a number of problems this week they decided to cancel the festival rather than put on a below-par event.

One of the team, Mike Exton, said: “We came up against a brick wall that we couldn’t seem to get over.

“It was either cancel it or have a complete flop on our hands and we didn’t want that.

“We are very disappointed.”

The event had been organised by the Stamford Festival team as a way to round off the summer’s festivities. But among the problems the team faced were a band pulling out at the last minute and issues getting power to the site.

Three other Our Big Gig events will still be taking place this weekend.

The first will be held from 1pm on Friday at the Deepings Youth Centre in Deeping St James.

Through the afternoon workshops will be held on drumming, mixing and DJing.

And two events will take place on Sunday.

Langtoft-based A Handful of Harmonies will make use of the village’s pavilion and playing field from midday to 6pm.

Or for those with more of a folk leaning, The Northwick Arms in Ketton will host Witchley Warren Festival from 1pm to 6pm.

For full details, visit the Witchley Warren Festival website.