The organisers of Scarborough Fair Festival have made the decision to pull the event, a month before it was due to take place.

The news was announced yesterday (April 27) with the blame being placed on “logistical issues”. The three-day event was due to be held between May 27 and May 29 at Redcliffe Farm in the Lebberston area, with 2016 being its first year.

Richard Ashcroft was among the headliners of the festival, with other performers including Lianne La Havas, Billy Bragg, Everything Everything and I Am Kloot. 

In a statement on the festival’s website, the situation was explained to ticket holders who will now receive a full refund on their tickets, which cost up to £100: “After much consideration, it is with great sadness that we have to announce we can’t put Scarborough Fair Festival on this year.

‘The organisers have been left with no choice but to call off the three day camping festival due to logistical issues. After 18 months of hard work, the last 18 days have been the hardest.”

“As tough a decision as this has been for the organising team, we feel it’s only fair to pull the event several weeks before, rather than get into a situation where we let more people down nearer the time. All ticket holders will receive a face value refund. Once again, you have our apologies – and our immense gratitude for your support”

This Scarborough Fair Festival article was written by Suzanne Oswald. Edited by Stephen Butchard.

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