Organisers of AJ Tracey Manchester gig fined £10,000
The organisers of a surprise AJ Tracey gig have been fined £10,000 after huge crowds gathered in a park in Manchester to see the rapper perform.
In a video posted on Twitter afterwards, the British rapper said that he hadn’t expected so many people to turn up to Platt Fields in south Manchester yesterday (18 April) afternoon.
I’ll be back when it’s safe to do so, sorry guys 🙏🏽♥️ pic.twitter.com/XpLcEyXt7J
— aj (@ajtracey) April 18, 2021
Photos and video footage show hundreds of people standing around basketball courts inside the park, with police appearing to monitor the situation.
Greater Manchester police have now confirmed a £10,000 fixed penalty notice has been issued to the organiser for breaching coronavirus legislation, the Manchester Evening News reported.
AJ Tracey in the building – showing love to Manchester! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Big up ✅✅ 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
The British rapper was reportedly in Birmingham beforehand and had planned to visit Bristol afterwards but has now cancelled the mini tour.
“Big love Manny [Manchester] and Brum [Birmingham], thank you for coming out. […] It’s not going to be safe for me to come to Bristol. I didn’t expect that many people to turn up in Manny and genuinely, yeah man, this is not okay for me to go ahead. I’m gonna head home to London,” AJ Tracey said in the video.
It is not known whether AJ Tracey performed in Birmingham, but he was spotted signing CDs of his new album Flu Game at record shop HMV.
— hmv Vault (@hmvVault) April 18, 2021
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