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A massive 80s concert in Hyde Park, London, which was due to take place tonight, has been cancelled due to bad weather.

Live Nation and The Royal Parks were forced to cancel The Hit Factory Live show due to safety concerns after torrential rain. They have assured gig goers that Friday’s Soundgarden gig, Saturday’s Bruce Springsteen gig and Sunday’s Paul Simon gig (all part of the Hard Rock Calling series of concerts) will go ahead as planned.

John Probyn, Live Nation COO said, “The moment the Wireless Festival ended, we put in place a massive plan to prepare the site for tomorrow. Eight thousand cubic metres of wood chip is currently being put in place and over the past 24hours crews have started to make the site safe for our customers. Despite best efforts time has beaten us, but I want to reassure that Hard Rock Calling concerts with Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon, plus Madonna on 17 July and the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Celebration concert and the events will go ahead.”

Steve Edwards, Hyde Park manager, added: “Woodchip is being laid on the concert site as part of plans to ensure concert goers can be welcomed back as soon as possible. We are confident that the action being taken will enable Hard Rock Calling and the remainder of the summer concert series to go ahead as planned.’

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