One Earth concert postponed

One Earth concert postponed

Photographer: Robin Hosgood11 January 2006

Officials say the 28 January event, which was due to feature Super Furry AnimalsManic Street Preachers, The DarknessThe Strokes, Elbow, and Embrace, WILL go ahead at a later date.

They claim that staging it later will maximise the event's impact and that a sudden surge of interest from high profile bands and personalities has helped make the decision. The aim of the super gig is to encourage 1 million people across Europe to switch to renewable energy.

No new date has yet been set and refunds will be paid on tickets already sold, although they can be kept for the new date.

Michael Mathres of organisers Climate Change Now said: "Support from major bands is growing daily for the concert and campaign. A new date will allow us to create the greatest impact from the best bill of talent. We apologise wholeheartedly for any inconvenience caused by the change of date.

"Our aim is to engage as many people as we can, around the world in actively tackling climate change. The last few weeks has seen a ground swell of support for the campaign and has opened up opportunities to spread the important message of Climate Change Now, even louder and further. We cannot pass up this opportunity and look forward to putting on an even bigger show and a year of positive public action to tackle climate change."

Millennium Stadium chief executive Paul Sergeant added: "Whilst we acknowledge it is disappointing for those who have already bought tickets, if the event can be made bigger and better and attract more of the highest profile names in the music industry then it is the correct decision to make.

"Music lovers are assured the event will still take place at the Millennium Stadium and we're working with the event organisers to find a suitable date later in the year."

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