Chepstow Hozier show cancelled hours before gig due to take place

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Hozier's performance at Chepstow Racecourse planned for Tuesday evening has been cancelled just hours before it was due to take place. The indie folk singer was scheduled to play at the Chepstow Summer Sessions event on Tuesday, July 9.

Unfortunately organisers have had to cancel the event last minute due to flooding. Hozier was the third star due to perform at the venue in the last week, following Shania Twain's performance on Friday and Tom Jones' on Saturday.

Organisers of the event said: "Making this decision was extremely difficult for us, especially knowing that many of you planned your travels around the tour schedule. Unfortunately due to the persistent heavy raifall, the ground conditions left us with no other option.

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"Both the concert arena and car parks are waterlogged and flooded. Despite our efforts to pump out the water and take corrective measures, the ongoing rain has prevented these efforts from being successful." Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news

The event will not be rescheduled and tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. A statement has also been released by Hozier.

He said: "Absolutely gutted to hear that the show tonight for Chepstow Summer Sessions has had to be cancelled due to flooding conditions. My sincere apologies to everyone who had a ticket for this evening, especially those who have made travel arrangements.

"Refunds will be issued automatically by the promoter. There's nothing I can offer at this time beyond my sincere apologies and gratitude for your support. I hope we can do it again, Chepstow."

A weather warning for thunderstorm has been issued for parts of Wales for Tuesday evening. The warning is in place from 2pm until 11.59pm on Tuesday, July 9, with as much as 10-20 mm of rain possible in an hour or so and even 30mm in a few hours in certain places. The affected areas could include the East Midlands, north west of England, south west England and various counties in Wales.