It is a family-friendly event, attended by young children and pensioners who enjoy the jazz and swing music on offer. However, this weekend events at Live at The Bandstand have been cancelled by Portsmouth Council over fears of a dangerous batch of drugs which reportedly claimed the lives of two young people last weekend.At Mutiny Festival, also held in Portsmouth, an 18-year-old care worker and a 20-year-old father of two both perished after allegedly taking drugs.Now, the council has cancelled Live at The Bandstand amid fears of copycat behaviour.Leader of the Council Gerald Vernon-Jackson spoke to the Portsmouth News, explaining: “We had specific concerns with Bandstand having open access to people with no tickets where dealers could just walk in and sell drugs.”It was also felt that with the type of music at this weekend’s event being similar to Mutiny there could be similar behaviour from those attending.” Many voiced their disapproval, pointing out that the bandstand events are relaxed, family-friendly affairs.Deborah Austin wrote on Facebook: “Absolutely ridiculous! Went last 2 years with my grandson, daughters and son in laws, friends even my 80 year old ex-father-in-law joined us at one point. Completely different event from Mutiny way over the top knee jerk reaction.” Tina Emery agreed, writing: “We have been going every Sunday sometimes Saturdays for years and never any trouble down there, it is mixed age groups pensioners, families, kids most people are probably over 30. Georgia Jones died after taking two pills at the Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth, according to her mother, Janine MilburnCredit: Facebook “It’s not just drugs though, it’s the possibility of people looking to continue the ‘good time’, let off some frustration over the recent events and and you should always err on the edge of caution. But most importantly, I still think it might be too soon to start ‘celebrating the summer festivities’ when two young lives were lost only last weekend.” Announcement: Live at the Bandstand has been postponed this weekend (2nd and 3rd June). As this wouldn’t be the usual Bandstand but a much larger show on Castle Field, performances have been cancelled in light of tragic events at Mutiny Festival. Details: https://t.co/vMlua1bV3x pic.twitter.com/eK1e8r2rSG— Visit Portsmouth (@visitportsmouth) May 30, 2018 “Is this a excuse for the council to stop the bandstand forever? I hope not. I promise I won’t taking drugs. An over reaction in my opinion which has left me fuming.”And Keith Jenkins said: “While I can understand the councils sentiments surely the Mutiny Festival is more of a dance event that seems to attract the drugs. The Bandstand is more of a Sunday afternoon listening to music.”The Urban Vocal Group, which was due to perform this weekend, told The Telegraph that while it was disappointing for the event to be cancelled, they understood the decision.They explained: “People put a lot of effort into organising these events and the music festivals including Mutiny, it’s always devastating for everyone when they are cancelled. “We felt this could create a market which may open the gates to the batch that was used last weekend. It is a real worry. We have to be very careful as we don’t want a repeat of what happened”The event is held at the picturesque bandstand on the beach, and is free and open to all. While Mutiny Festival, which cancelled its second day after the tragedies, is an electronic music event, this weekend’s line-up at the bandstand included an RnB singer, a choir of underprivileged youths and upbeat tunes from a cover band. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.