Crewe Market Hall cancels live acts after complaints about music volume

A market hall in Cheshire canceled concerts this weekend following complaints from visitors about the volume of music. Crewe Market Hall confirmed this weekend that ‘live musical entertainment’ on Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 has been postponed.

Organizers said they had received recent comments suggesting some of the previous performances had been too loud. The live acts were replaced with “multi-genre background music“.

A statement posted on the venue’s Facebook page, which has since been deleted, said: “As one of the leading eating places in the Cheshire East region, the enjoyment and experience of our customers is paramount to us and recent comments have suggested that bigger, louder musical acts aren’t conducive to this enjoyment.

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“We love to see you eat, drink and party so we have made the decision to release tonight and tomorrow’s live musical entertainment and replace it with multi-genre background music so you can enjoy socializing with friends and family in a more ambient environment.

Visitors at Crewe Market Hall

The statement added that live music will “return” and be the “pillar” of a new multi-purpose venue called Crewe Central. The message said the new venue would open on Friday, June 17, although further details have yet to be revealed.

One of the canceled acts was rock band Tourniquet, who were due to play on Saturday June 11. The band said they were “emptied” when told, but management confirmed they were making arrangements for them to perform at the new venue.

Market Asset Management (MAM), which operates the trading room on behalf of Cheshire East Council, has been contacted for comment on the cancellations.

Crewe Market Hall reopened just over a year ago after a £3million refurbishment in a bid to reinvigorate the Grade II listed building following a drop in attendance. MAM recently reported that the renovated venue has brought “16 times as many people” to this part of town.

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