Yesterday, The British Invasion confirmed the band will have its last regularly scheduled performance at the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot on April 30.
The British Invasion is a Beatles tribute band that has regularly played at the U.K. pavilion for more than 15 years, with a variety of performers playing the Fab Four. In addition to Beatles songs such as “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Can’t Buy Me Love,” The British Invasion also performs other English songs of the 1960s, ‘70s and ’80s.
The British Invasion posted this message on its Facebook fan page:
To Our Fans.
First thanks to all the fans of the British Invasion for all their support over the years!! It has been an honor to perform for you and Disney all these years!
We have given our notice to Disney Talent and Casting that we wouldn’t be playing after April 30th some time ago. We will be back to play at Disney from time to time and you will find those future dates posted on the British Invasion Facebook page!! Stay tuned for a British Invasion fan appreciation party in May and details of our first concert appearance in downtown Orlando on May 14th.
The British Invasion 2011
In a separate response posted to Illuminating Epcot, Shawn of The British Invasion confirmed that the band decided to leave the Epcot gig due to Disney’s “new policy and contract changes.” The band will focus more on corporate venues and the concerts
The British Invasion currently plays a 20-minute set several times daily. Their last show on April 30 is scheduled for 8 p.m.
There has been no confirmation as to what entertainment, if any, will replace The British Invasion in Epcot.