BIG Minds, the supergroup featuring members of Big Country and Simple Minds, have been forced to cancel a gig at Clitheroe Grand.

The group featuring former Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes and Big Country drummer Mark Brezicki were due to take part in a birthday celebration for Ribble FM at the venue on Saturday, September 29.

Both Derek and Brian McNeill – who was due to be playing keyboards – are recording for Vintage TV and an enforced extension in these commitments mean that it is not possible for them to honour their appearance at The Grand.

Derek said: “I am really sorry that I cannot make it for a special night, as my filming schedule has been changed, due to unforeseen circumstances. I love Clitheroe, and I will be back, and hope to make up for this unavoidable situation."

All ticket-holders will be contacted as soon as possible and refunded in full, or offered to transfer their ticket to another upcoming.

In a statement the promoters said: "We hope to reschedule a show with Big Minds in the near future and apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment caused to customers, who we are aware were coming from far and wide to attend the show."