ONLY one event at the Bournemouth International Centre has been cancelled in the wake of the Government’s lockdown delay.

The events schedule at the BIC is continuing ahead despite delays in the lockdown easing process.

Just one event has been cancelled, a performance from The Isley Brothers on Monday, June 28.

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A statement from The Isley Brothers promoter said: “Due to COVID, Government guidance, travel and quarantine restrictions the Isley Brothers dates this summer are not taking place.

“We have been trying now for some weeks to reschedule into 2022.

“Hard as we have tried, due to the artists limited availability, it has just been impossible to reschedule and make this tour work."

The latest government announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed the easing of lockdown from June 21 to July 19 due to concerns surrounding the spread of the Delta Covid variant.

In line with the current government guidelines, events venues such as the BIC are subject to the following capacity cap of 1,000 people or 50 per-cent of the venue’s capacity, whicher is lower.

All of the other events at the BIC scheduled for June and July are still going ahead at the time of publication.

The events schedule for June and July at the BIC:

  • The Isley Brothers, Monday, June 28 - CANCELLED
  • Future Cheer - Purbeck Hall Sessions - Friday, July 2 to Sunday, July 4
  • James Blunt - Once Upon a Mind Tour - Wednesday, July 7
  • Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals - Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 -  been postponed to 2022.
  • Here Come The Boys - Saturday, July 17