A MASSIVE music festival planned in Somerset later this month has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.

Organisers of FarmFest, due to take place at Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, from Friday to Sunday, July 29-31, say they will be back next year.

The annual event, in its 15th year, was due to feature "music, arts, party and people in a sumptuous Somerset setting".

Dozens of bands had been lined up for the event.

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The organisers have issued a statement apologising for calling off the festival.

In it they said: "We're devastated to announce the postponement of Farmfest 2022.

"Despite a hugely successful event last year, we have not yet sold enough tickets to make this year possible.

"Therefore in order to safeguard the future of FarmFest we have decided to delay until 3-5 August 2023.

"We completely understand the challenges you are all facing with the increased cost of living and uncertainty ahead.

"We appreciate that attending a festival may not be achievable this year but we hope that when the economic dust settles in 2023 you can join us once more to party on the farm!"

Ticket sellers will be in touch via e-mail with people who have bought tickets to the event.

The statement adds: "After 15 years of FarmFest we're not ready to give up on her just yet and we hope you aren't either.

"Tickets will remain on sale for 2023 when we will be back with a bang!

"Thank you all for your love and understanding."

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