The latest round of restrictions on entertainment venues, capacities for indoor events and the rise in Covid numbers have seen this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Concert at the Watergate Theatre postponed as of today.
Due to take place this Wednesday night featuring The Kilkenny’s, Davy Long, Sola and more, a new date – likely in the new year – will be announced in due course.
Organiser, Kilkenny mayor Andrew McGuinness made the announcement via social media on Monday afternoon.
“It is with great regret that we have come to the decision to postpone the Mayors Christmas Concert due to rising Covid numbers, new Government guidelines and a general concern for the health of safety of ticket holders, staff and performers.”
“I want to thank everyone for buying tickets and supporting our bid to raise money for local families in need with the help of the Lyons Club, Joanna Cunningham and all of the staff at The Watergate Theatre, Marian Flannery and all at Yulefest Kilkenny and of course all of our fantastic local musicians.”
“We will announce a new date for our concert soon but in the meantime The Watergate will email details to all ticket holders, stay safe and have a Merry Christmas.”
As recently as Saturday afternoon it was hoped the show would be proceeding this Wednesday on the basis of a 50% capacity performance.
Existing ticket holders will be contacted by the Watergate Theatre.