WITH the entertainment industry in Sussex and across the country taking a major hit due to the coronavirus pandemic and the introduction of major measures to combat it by the Government, many venues are having to frantically reschedule events which were due to take place over the next month or two.

Brighton Dome has already rescheduled several dates for major acts who were due to appear during March and April.

Popular Irish group Clannad were due to perform at the venue on Monday evening but it has been confirmed they will now be appearing on November 11.

Sussex comedian Romesh Ranganathan was due to appear yesterday but his show will now take place on May 28 next year.

Meanwhile, the Boomtown Rats, who recently reformed after a long hiatus and are still fronted by Bob Geldof, were set to appear tomorrow to promote their new album and play some of their major hits from yesteryear such as Rat Trap and I Don’t Like Mondays, but fans will now have to wait until October 7.

German comedian Henning Wehn, renowned for appearances on prime time shows such as the BBC’s Would I Lie To You is now rescheduled and will take place on September 10.

The wait will be worth it however, as Wehn’s surreal brand of humour and tales from his homeland always go down a storm.

Alt rockers Caribou were also due to perform at the Dome at the end of this month but like so many other shows that has also been delayed, from March 30 to September 12.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival Blue Programme is another to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was scheduled to take place on April 3 but will now instead take place on September 9.

Meanwhile, Burn The Floor, scheduled for April 6, has now been confirmed for June 22.

The much-anticipated new burlesque show from dancer, model and actress Dita Von Teese has been postponed too, no doubt much to the disappointment of her large army of fans.

The former wife of shock rocker Marilyn Manson was due to appear on April 16 but the show has been put off until February 7 next year.

Last but by no means least, no one ever expects Pink Floyd to reform again but fans were looking forward to drummer Nick Mason taking his Saucerful Of Secrets tour on the road. However, the Dome date has now been moved from April 24 to October 19.