Organisers of Farmer’s Bash Jingle Ball have postponed next Friday’s (December 10th) event.
They made what they described as a “very difficult” decision after an artist and crew members tested positive for Covid-19.
Three of the best-known country stars, Lisa McHugh, Derek Ryan and Mike Denver, were due to take to the stage at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
The event “celebrates and showcases the very best of Irish country music” and claims to be the UK’s and Ireland’s “biggest country music dance”.
LSFX Productions runs the event in SSE Arena, Belfast, which is “Northern Ireland’s biggest and number one” indoor entertainment complex.
In a statement on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, a spokesperson said:
“We have been working hard the past few weeks, putting together the finishing touches for our Farmer’s Bash Jingle Ball.”
“We were looking forward to this festive show after what has been a difficult couple of years.”
“Unfortunately, one of our artists has tested positive for Covid as well as some of our crew.”
“Therefore, we have had to make the extremely difficult decision to postpone next week’s Farmer’s Bash Jingle Ball.”
“We are absolutely gutted that we will not be able to celebrate Christmas together. However, we are pleased to announce that the show will now take place on Saturday, April 23rd, at the SSE Arena, Belfast.”
“Derek Ryan and Lisa McHugh will remain as headliners with additional artists to be announced very soon.”
“All tickets remain valid for the new date. We hope you will continue to support us as we navigate through these unprecedented times.”
“We pride ourselves on putting on the best show in the land and can assure you we will be pulling out all the stops to make sure that when we do come together in April, it will be the best night ever.”
“In the meantime, stay safe this Christmas. We will see you in the spring,” the statement concluded.