Peteborough Festival's park finale called off in rain

The finale of Peterborough Festival has been cancelled due to heavy rain.

The free music and arts event began on 30 June at various venues and was expected to attract thousands to its finale weekend in Central Park.

Organisers Vivacity had to axe Saturday's gathering due to the weather and announced earlier that it would not resume for Sunday.

It said safety concerns forced the "very sad" decision but street theatre would be laid on in the city centre.

The Bridge Street performances would run from midday to 16:00 BST, weather permitting, they added.

Central Park had been due to host a funfair and acoustic bands, theatre groups and the Peterborough Male Voice Choir.

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