The Live at the Drive-In concert series has been cancelled 3 months ago

The Live at the Drive-In concert series has been cancelled

The series has been cancelled due to government guidelines.

The Live at the Drive-In series of concerts this summer has officially been cancelled.

Gavin James, Aslan and Hermitage Green were due to perform dates in Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny and Waterford as part of the series, which was due to begin this week.

The idea behind the series was that fans would experience the gigs from the comfort of their cars or from the car of someone from their own household and stay in their vehicles for the duration of the performance.

A maximum of 300 cars would have been allowed on-site at each venue, with each vehicle permitted to hold a maximum of four passengers.

No alternate dates for the concert series have been announced, and organisers have said that refunds will be available from the point of purchase.

A spokesperson for the concert series said: "Unfortunately, we have been advised that all Live at The Drive-In shows can no longer proceed due to government guidelines.

"We have looked at all options and have sought out support and advice from several Government offices and officials, unfortunately with continuing changes with Covid procedures we can not confirm any alternate dates.

"After months of work and planning to try to bring some live music back to Ireland this summer we are all devastated. Full refunds are available at your point of purchase.

"We are very disappointed with this decision, the live music, arts and events sector is on its knees, we would appeal to the government to support this sector and all of its workers and suppliers."