Wales

One of Wales' collection of midsummer festivals has fallen by the wayside for this year after its licence was revoked.

Organisers of The Celtic Blue Rock Festival had meant to appeal a decision by Pembrokeshire County Council but the court date fell too close to the festival to make the appeal and festival viable.

The organisers of the Llanfyrnach event, which was due to be held on 6-8 August this year, said on their website, "The Voluntary Management Committee of the Celtic Blue Rock Festival on Wednesday 23 June had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year's event. This decision was not made lightly and it was after long and careful consideration and much debate that this unfortunate conclusion was drawn.

"The festival organisers have found themselves in the unenviable position of having their licenses revoked and whilst we were planning to appeal against this decision, unfortunately, the dates we were given for the appeal hearing were too close to the festival itself and therefore left little room for the planning and marketing of the event.

"The decision was then made that a positive plan of action be implemented and this began with the withdrawing of the appeal and therefore, cancelling the event."

The 10,000 capacity festival was due to be headined by Goldie Lookin' Chain and The Beat.

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