THE Big Green Gig became one of Somerset’s first events to get the axe due to fears over the spread of coronavirus.

With concerts and festivals cancelled across the world, organisers were given no choice but the stop the show.

Tim Eggins, event founder, said: “We are sad to inform you all that due to the ongoing pandemic, the Big Green Gig has been postponed.”

The show was set to take place on April 4.

He added: “We are working with the performers and hope to be moving them to October, with the date to be confirmed.

“The July Gig is still expected to go ahead and the line will be released over the coming days.”

Ticket holders for April 4 have the choice of a refund or they can use their tickets at either the July or October gigs.

“We felt this had to be done,” said Tim.

“Watching the ongoing virus pandemic around the world it became evident that the event could potentially contribute to the disaster.

“Like other organisers and companies have chosen to put the safety of people first.

“It is disappointing as we were only a few weeks away from the big day.”

The next Big Green Gig event is scheduled for July 11.

For more, visit the Big Green Gig’s Facebook page.