But on the plus side, the cancellation of the Route Of Kings shows in London's Hyde Park also means that Simply Red won't be peddling their nonsense to impressionable types...

A series of massive outdoor shows planned for LONDON’s HYDE PARK this July and set to feature Paul Weller, BLUE, SIMPLY RED, Roxy Music and others have been cancelled, after the organisers were forced into administration.

The annual Route of Kings series was due to run from July 16 to 22. The shows were shelved after promoters Triple A Entertainment failed to pay the first down-payment to Royal Parks, responsible for issuing licences. Triple A have more than £5million owed to them. They called in the administrators at the end of last week.

This would have marked the sixth annual Route of Kings shows.

Ticket refunds will be available from point of purchase from Friday July 4.