A POPULAR Earby music festival has been cancelled.

A spokesman for Field Fest 2018 said: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Field Fest 2018 will no longer be going ahead as planned, due to personal circumstances.”

The festival, which started in 2016 and had been planned for August 11 this year, was cancelled because the festival lost a significant part of its committee and one member has an illness.

The spokesman added: “Due to this makes it impossible for us to deliver the event people would expect and quite frankly we have too much respect and love for our crowd, to want to give them anything but the best.

“As a team we are absolutely devastated, but we are determined to stay positive and are busily looking into our options for rescheduling for 2019.

“We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and your understanding.

“We will be back – we don’t know quite when yet but we’ll let you know as soon as we can.”