The Party at the Palace festival has been postponed until next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The two-day event, originally scheduled to take place in Linlithgow on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August, had an eclectic lineup with The Manic Street Preachers and OMD the main stage headliners.

Bathgate’s Luke La Volpe and Whitburn’s Mark Sharp and The Bicycle Thieves. were to join The Snuts on the Saturday main stage alongside Toploader, while the Sunday roster had upcoming Dundonian indie star Be Charlotte sharing the main stage with The Brand New Heavies and Space.

The news follows the cancelation of sister event Party At The Park, which was due to make its debut in the city’s Park on June 27th and 28th at Lesser South Inch Park.

Oorganisers said: “It is with a very heavy heart that we have to confirm that Party at The Palace 2020 will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our priority has always been ensuring that Party at The Palace is a safe, family-friendly event and sadly this can’t be guaranteed under the current restrictions. We had hoped that the situation would improve and allow the event to continue however this hasn’t happened.”

The organisers have rescheduled the event – with tentative plans for a similar lineup – to talke place on the weekend of August 8th and 9th 2021. Tickets can be retained, or refunds can be obtained at the point of purchase.

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