Newspaper apologises over Taylor Swift Liverpool school gig mix-up

Liverpool Echo had claimed singer would play in the city

The Liverpool Echo newspaper has apologised after a gig at in a Knowsley school was cancelled due to the paper claiming that Taylor Swift was set to perform there.

Originally the newspaper reported that Swift would play a show at the St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Junior School tonight (February 1) when in fact singer/songwriter Taylor Bright was set to play. Bright‘s show was cancelled due to security concerns following the incorrect article, reports BBC News.

Following the report being published the erroneous news was read out on the loudspeaker system at Liverpool FC‘s match against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday (January 30).


“The Echo regrets the mistake in Saturday’s paper and has apologised to the school’s governors,” a spokesperson for the newspaper said. “We are making a donation to school funds as a gesture of goodwill.”

Rather than preparing for a school gig, Taylor Swift was in Los Angeles picking up a Grammy Award in the Album Of The Year category for her ‘Fearless’ record.