Hartlepool's annual March of the Mods postponed following Government advice to avoid large public gatherings

Hartlepool’s March of the Mods has been postponed after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged members of the public to avoid large public gatherings.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 8:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 4:14 pm
Members of Hartlepool Scooter Club arriving at the March of the Mods event in 2019.

March of the Mod’s is one of Hartlepool’s biggest music events and takes place each year.

The two-day show was set to take place on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, however organisers have announced via a statement on Facebook that the event is now postponed until further notice.

Organiser Kev McGuire said: “Having considered the updates by medical experts and the management of The Corporation Club, it has been agreed to postpone the event.”

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“The Jexit can't get out of Japan, coupled with several other bands having to pull out due to issues around pregnancy, childcare and band members – club management and ourselves justifiably are not wanting to put our families health at risk.

“We think this is absolutely the right decision and we hope you all agree.”

Kev thanked the acts who had agreed to perform over the course of the two days, along with the customers who had bought tickets and advertised the event.

Organisers confirmed that March of the Mods will be rescheduled and that all tickets will still be valid.

They also added that the rescheduling will be arranged around “scooter rallies and other events to avoid any unnecessary clashes”.

On Tuesday, March 17, Hartlepool Borough Council make the decision to close a number of venues until further notice following the PM’s statement on Monday.