PARKLIFE has been cancelled, festival organisers have announced today.

It's the latest event to be axed in light of the current coronavirus pandemic.

Staged in Heaton Park, the festival attracts hundreds of people and big names from the music industry.

It was due to take place on June 13 and 14.

The cancellation of the summer weekend event was announced on Twitter on the official Parklife 2020 account.

In a statement, organisers said: "Parklife Festival will no longer be taking place this year.

"We have been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it has now become clear that is simply not possible for Parklife 2020 to go ahead.

"This decision has not been taken lightly and of course we're really disappointed. We really did try to make this work. But ultimately it was unavoidable.

"We would like to apologise to everyone who was looking forward to it as much as we were and we would like to thank all of you for such incredible support."

It added that the festival would be back next year "stronger than ever".

Those with tickets will be contacted by ticketing agents and refund processed or those with a ticket can keep it for next year's event.

Ticket holders are being told to expect an email within the coming week.

The festival was due to celebrate its 10th anniversary in June ­— with over 160,000 fans set to witness the likes of headliners Tyler The Creator, Lewis Capaldi and Skepta.

Sacha Lord, Greater Manchester's night time economy advisor tweeted: " A decision that hasn’t been taken lightly. The safety of our customers, staff and artists come first. We will be back bigger and bolder in 2021."