Organisers of Newcastle's Red Lantern night market say the event won't go ahead this year, after the major sponsor GPT pulled out. The night market has been held in Hunter Street mall for the past two years over six weeks during summer, bringing hundreds of people into the inner city. Organiser, JustineGaudry says without the $25,000 from a major sponsor, the 2011 markets have had to be cancelled. The difficult thing is, in order to plan a successful event, we really need to have things locked in at this time, she said.
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