A Culture Club concert was postponed at the last minute after the stage was deemed unsafe.
The new wave band, fronted by Boy George, were due to take the stage at Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath in north London alongside Bananarama and Lulu on Saturday, but the show was canceled just hours before it started.
A concert by Dave Rodigan’s Outlook Orchestra at the same venue on Sunday has also been postponed.
A statement on the website of Heritage Live, which organizes concerts at English heritage properties including Kenwood House, said: ‘We are devastated to announce that we have to postpone our two sold-out concerts at Kenwood House this weekend. -end.
“We are very sorry for anyone who wanted to come and enjoy the live music, but we will be rescheduling these shows so please hold on to your tickets.
“The bad weather of the last few weeks has caused significant problems which our health and safety advisers have deemed dangerous for the artists, the team and the public.
“Our team worked tirelessly to find a solution, but due to major ground movement overnight, structural engineers advised that the staging was unsafe, which meant that our two shows at sell-outs this weekend need to be postponed and rescheduled.
“We are heartbroken about this and we know it will upset many of you who have traveled from all over. We too are devastated.
“Further concert information will be relayed in due course, so please save your tickets.”
Earlier this week, the venue canceled the Rag’n’Bone Man and James shows at short notice due to bad weather that affected stage construction.
Heritage Live said at the time: “We know there is so much disappointment and frustration about shows not happening, questions as to why a decision was made so late etc. .
“There is only one reason we would cancel a show and that is for everyone’s safety.
“There is no margin for error, no risk to take.”