NEIGHBOURHOOD Weekender has been moved from May to September due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The third edition of the two-day music festival was due to take place in Victoria Park over the second May bank holiday.

But that date has been cancelled, with tickets valid for the new dates of September 5 and 6.

Headliners Ian Brown and Catfish and the Bottlemen are confirmed on the new line-up as are the likes of Sam Fender, The Wombats, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott and Reverend and the Makers.

Warrington Guardian: Ian Brown

A spokesman for the festival said: "First and foremost, we would like to send a big thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket to the event so far. We are overwhelmed by the reaction.

"This is our third year and it already feels like we have an amazing community around the event.

"In light of the news surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and following government guidance we have decided to postpone the festival until Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 2020.

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"We have been working non-stop with the artists' teams to replicate the existing line up as closely as possible. We appreciate your patience waiting for information, moving an event of this scale takes time and a lot of work. We are really happy with the outcome and hope you are too.

Warrington Guardian:

"Day tickets purchased for Saturday, May 23 will now be valid for Saturday, September 5.

"Day tickets purchased for Sunday, May 24 will now be valid for Sunday, September 6.

"Weekend tickets purchased for May 23 and 24 will now be valid for September 5 and 6.

"We would not be able to do this festival without you guys and ask you to stand by us at this particularly tough time.

"See you in September."