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Fergy commented "Its ironic that after all our protests for the return of a Merseybeat stage at the Mathew Street Festival, that its been called off due to high winds. As this was probably the last one, it's the end of an era folks. All of a sudden it might dawn on some people (Liverpool Council in particular) that this was the actual day the music died... never to return...that is, unless you like men in wigs pretending to be someone they are not.
What magic we've missed - Gerry & the Pacemakers, Mike Pender's Searchers, The Merseybeats, The Undertakers plus The Shakers, Karl Terry, Beryl Marsden, Lee Curtis and Sam Hardie. This had to be the best Merseybeat line up to be featured at the festival - ever - at long last Merseybeat was to be featured front and centre, not pushed aside and in between. But sadly, not to be.
I guess this is an appropriate moment to play this......"
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The official cancellation notice from the festival website:
Due to the predicted high winds, there will be no performances taking place on any of the five outdoor stages today.
The safety of everyone involved in the Mathew Street Music Festival is paramount, and unfortunately there is no other option.
We are hugely disappointed, but we've had to make this difficult decision following advice from Merseyside Police and health and safety advisors.
However, with the city's huge number of visitor attractions and many pubs and clubs with live music performances, we hope visitors and residents will continue to make the most of the bank holiday monday.
Please add your comments and views below! Cheer us up and tell us if you heard some rockin Merseybeat around the city today, how did the Merseycats get on? We'd love to hear from you!