The team behind the successful Maryport Blues Festival have pulled the plug and cancelled the event due to a lack of guarantees over money and security concerns.
A spokesperson from the organising committee said:
“Unfortunately we cancelled the festival because we had hoped we would be able to acquire funding and sponsorship. This did not happen.
“If we had gone ahead we would have had to guarantee all tickets would be sold to cover everything. We can’t guarantee anything.
“We more than anyone wanted this festival to go ahead for the 20th anniversary. Without support and funding, we could not do it.
“Thank you to all who supported us for 19 years and of course full refunds are there for you.”