Jersey's 2020 Weekender Festival cancelled

Last year's event was a sellout with the hope this year would have been the same. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The Weekender festival in Jersey has been cancelled because of the coronavirus restrictions.

The biggest musical festival in the Channel Islands is now be postponed until 4-5 September 2021, with organisers saying it is "impossible" to hold it this year, even if the island goes into Level One of the Safe Exit Framework.

Tickets for this year's event are being automatically rolled over to 2021, however anyone wanting a refund is being asked to contact the organisers via Eventbrite before the deadline closes on Thursday 20 August 2020.

Performers had already been lined up for this year including Becky Hill, The Jackson's and Roman Kemp.

Organsiers say even though the announcement to cancel the event has come later than expected, they have waited as long as they can for government guidance on whether to hold it or not.