Statement on Manchester tragedy and upcoming BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, said: “Our thoughts today are with the victims, their loved ones and everyone affected by this terrible attack in Manchester. The safety of event goers is always paramount and we are working closely with the team at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Humberside Police to ensure everyone attending has a safe and enjoyable experience this weekend. A robust event plan is already in place and security arrangements will continue to be reviewed over the next few days.”