Berwick MP calls for compensation after ‘shambolic’ Sir Tom Jones concert

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has called for compensation to be given to the estimated 7,500 people who attended the Sir Tom Jones concert in Alnwick, which had to be abandoned mid-point after a second major power cut.

There was a power cut at the start, which caused a half hour delay and then mid way through, when Sir Tom was singing, the power went out completely, causing the singer to walk off stage and leave the venue.

Anne-Marie, who attended with family and friends including fellow MP, George Freeman said: “Like everyone else, we were really looking forward to this event, in a fantastic setting with a major international star, and it is extremely disappointing that it was abandoned half way.

“I will be writing to the event organisers, Loose Cannon Events, to ask that they provide an appropriate level of compensation to people who had all paid upwards of £45 for their tickets alone and were left very disappointed.

“After the concert was abandoned, I spoke to a number of people, who all agreed that the event organisation had been shambolic from start to finish - there were long queues for refreshments as picnics had been disallowed, the lay out was poor and there had been issues serious with disabled access. I am thankful that there were no emergencies because I had serious concerns about marshalling and access across the site.”

She has asked for those who attended the concert and are seeking reimbursement to email her at; annemarie.trevelyan.mp@parliament.uk