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Events company statement over Tom Jones concert power cut

"Unfortunately, during Sir Tom Jones's performance at Alnwick Castle, there was an issue with the generator power supply which meant that the concert finished abruptly.

"I wish to make it clear that this situation is not associated with the artist or his management team or Alnwick Castle.

"Loose Cannon Events employed an established company to supply the power generators and who are well-versed in supplying power to large events of this scale and we are investigating the incident.

"We are sorry to disappoint concert-goers with the abrupt end to the concert."

– Neil Winterbottom, Director of Loose Cannon Events


Fans disappointed after power failure at Sir Tom Jones show

Dozens of concert-goers have taken to social media to demand a refund after Sir Tom Jones disappeared from stage without warning when his concert at Alnwick Castle was cut short due to technical problems.

After a late start, the music legend charmed the crowds for just 45 minutes before the stage went black, leaving fans literally with "the lights out".

Sir Tom Jones then left the stage before an official announcement came 15 minutes later telling everyone there were problems with the power supply.

An estimated seven thousand fans, many who paid around £50 for their ticket, were left furious when they were then told the singer had left the site and was not returning.

The Welsh icon had been scheduled to begin his show at 8.30pm but did not appear until 9.15pm.

After tweeting that she was, "really excited to be at @AlnwickCastle for once in a lifetime concert with @realsirtomjones", Berwick-upon-Tweed MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan also expressed her disappointment on Twitter:

The concert, organised by Loose Cannon Event Management, was due to end at 11pm, but Sir Tom left the stage at 10pm and never returned.

The company posted on Facebook to say "this is currently being investigated by independent experts, and we hope to be able to provide further information as and when it becomes available".

Sir Tom Jones concert cut short after 'major technical issue'

Thousands of Sir Tom Jones fans were left disappointed when the musical icon's concert at Alnwick Castle was cut short following a 'major technical issue.

The Welshman played for less than an hour when 'lady put the lights out'... Credit: Jane Coltman, Northumberland Gazette

After the interruption event organisers Loose Cannon Management issued a statement on Facebook: "This evening's performance with Tom Jones was unexpectedly cut short as a result of an unforeseen major technical issue.

"This is currently being investigated by independent experts, and we hope to be able to provide further information as and when it becomes available.

"Please bear with us - a full press release will be released shortly."

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Firefighters tackle blaze at Northumberland castle

Chillingham Castle became a fully fortified castle in 1344 Credit:

Five fire engines have been called out to tackle a chimney fire at an historic Northumberland castle.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue received a report of a fire at Chillingham Castle at around 9:44pm last night. The chimney fire, in the Minstrel's Hall, was extinguished and under control by 11:08pm and no damage was caused to the castle.

Chillingham Castle, which is currently home of Sir Humphrey Wakefield, 2nd Baronet, and his family, is closed to the public over winter.

The building became a fully fortified castle in 1344 and is famed for staging historic scenes from the film "Elizabeth" which starred Cate Blanchett.

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