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Meadowhall Christmas Live concert cancelled due to flooding

The event at Meadowhall has been cancelled due to flooding. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The Meadowhall Christmas Live concert has been cancelled due to flooding.

The event had announced musical acts Fleur East, Tom Zanetti and Ella Henderson as part of the line up, with the DJ Jonas Blue set to perform as the headliner.

A tweet from South Yorkshire Police says roads around the area are gridlocked due to the adverse weather conditions.

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A spokesperson has said:

Due to the adverse weather and the subsequent impact this has had on the regional public transport infrastructure, it is with regret that the decision has been made to cancel this evening’s Meadowhall Christmas Live concert.

We appreciate this news will be very disappointing to the many ticket holders who remained keen to attend despite the rain but we feel we have a duty to recognise the issues people may face in trying to return home.

The safety of our visitors, retailers and staff is of paramount importance to us and as a precaution our flood defences have been deployed and we are giving retailers the option to close early should they wish to do so. For further updates please monitor our website and social channels.

– Christmas Live spokesperson