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Joan Armatrading cancels Carlisle concert

Joan Armatrading Credit: Press Association

Singer Joan Armatrading has cancelled her concert in Carlisle tonight due to illness.

The three-time Grammy Award nominee had been set to appear at the Sands Centre this evening but the venue was contacted by the star's management this morning to say the gig was off.

“We were contacted early this morning by Joan’s management to advise us that she was unwell and therefore this evening’s show could not go ahead.

"We are clearly very disappointed, but wish Joan a speedy recovery. Our customers can claim a full refund by telephoning The Sands’ Box Office on (01228) 633766. Unfortunately it is unlikely that the date will be re-scheduled.”

– Jonathan Higgins, Sands Centre’s Arts and Events Manager