The Manchester Mega Mela in Platt Fields Park has become the latest casualty of the weather.
The Mela organisers in conjunction with the multi-agency planning group has taken the decision to postpone the two day event which was due to take place this weekend 14/ 15 July.
The unrelenting rain over the last two months has caused real problems and has affected the condition of all of Manchester's parks. The continuous rain has meant that Platt Fields park is not suitable for holding the Mela safely and as more rain is predicted in the run up to the event this weekend there would be no chance that it could take place successfully or safely.
The Mela has been rescheduled and will now take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August.
Khairul Alam, of the Mela Management Committee said: "We are extremely disappointed to announce that the Manchester Mega Mela has to be postponed following agreement by all members of the multi agency planning group. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused but this decision was taken very reluctantly today. We are all of the opinion that the recent rainfall means that there could be potential risks to the safety and the wellbeing of those attending. “
Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council’s executive member for culture and leisure said: “The organisers of the Mela event have had to take the tough but sensible decision to postpone the event this weekend. Unfortunately the atrocious weather is once again to blame. However it is good news that it will be held later in the summer and weather permitting it will be an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone involved.”