Statement in response to enquiry from Warrington Guardian
In response to an enquiry from the Warrington Guardian, a spokesperson for Golden Square Shopping Centre said that this weekend’s GS Warrington Music Festival would go ahead as planned.
“Ensuring the safety of everyone – our staff, guests and performers – is always our number one priority, and is even more paramount given the events of the last 24 hours,” he said. “We have implemented a number of increased security measures, including upping the number of staff and security personnel and carrying out more vigilant searches using trained staff. We also continue to liaise with police and counter terrorism units to ensure they are happy with our arrangements and that they have a presence at the event.
“We are doing everything in our power to make sure the event goes ahead and that everyone is safe, however following last night’s shocking tragedy the thoughts of everyone at the centre remain primarily with each of the families and individuals affected.”
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Lineups for the weekend, alongside stage times can be found on our Warrington Music Festival page.
The Courteeners have also confirmed their show at Emirates Old Trafford on Saturday will be going ahead as planned.
A statement from frontman Liam Fray said: “Following last night’s terrible and tragic events, we send our love and thoughts to all families affected and to our emergency services who were so quick and brave.
“Togetherness, community and spirit course through the veins and flood the streets of this city.
“I’ve seen it every day since I’ve been old enough to realise what compassion and empathy are. Last night we witnessed it at a level we thought we’d never have to.
“In tragic circumstances, Manchester stood together. Because that’s what we do. Homes offered, rides home given, an outpouring of love … Grief shared.
“This will hurt. For a long time. But as you walk around town today try not to bow your head. Look up at the skies.