EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell has given her reaction to the news there will be no Airbourne this year.

She said: “This is incredibly disappointing news but it is not a surprise considering how difficult it is for large scale events like Airbourne to safely take place under the present pandemic circumstances.

“Airbourne is one of the jewels in Eastbourne’s crown and it attracts many thousands of visitors to our town every year. To have to cancel for a second-year running is a blow but there was no alternative.

“However, I am really heartened that the organisers are already planning to stage the event in 2022. Eastbourne needs Airbourne back and I will do all I can to help support next year’s event.”