No concert in Pastures this year

Alnwick Castle has announced there will be no summer concert in the Pastures this year due partly to drainage problems on the site.

But plans are under way for a bigger event next year, possibly over two days, with a Proms-style concert on one day and headline act on the other.

After thousands of fans attended the Jessie J concert and Olympic Torch event in the Pastures in 2012, organisers made the ‘difficult decision’ to make 2013 a ‘fallow year’ to allow the ground to regenerate.

It will also allow them to plan the logistics so events run more smoothly than in previous years.