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New Scarborough Music Festival Set to be Headlined by Richard Ashcroft is Cancelled

A new Scarborough arts and music festival which was set to be headlined by Richard Ashcroft has been shelved due to "logistical issues".

The Scarborough Fair Festival was expected to take place at Redcliffe Farm in the Lebberston in May, but organisers have today pulled the plug on the three-day event - just a month before it was planned to happen.

A statement published on the festival's website today (27 April 2016) explained:
"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.

Scarborough Fair HQ."

The new boutique art and music festival promised a host of various stages and tents with entertainment across musical genres from pop to jazz with comedy, film space and talks, as well as an on-site art gallery.

Ashcroft, who fronted one of the most iconic bands of the ’90s, The Verve, was among the acts confirmed which also included Lianne La Havas, Billy Bragg, Everything Everything and Field Music.

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