The organiser of Wheels and Fins Festival has cancelled the event, citing financial constraints.

The festival was due to take place September 7-8 in Joss Bay, Kent.

A statement from the organiser today (August 29) said: “It is with absolute heart-breaking agony that due to financial constraints on our small growing independent festival we have been forced into the devastating decision that Wheels and Fins festival 2019 has been cancelled.

“To the artists, traders and suppliers who we have worked tirelessly with all year, we apologise for the huge inconvenience this causes. To our loyal ticket holders we are truly devastated to disappoint you and thank you for your continued support.

“We will have a more detailed statement to make in the coming days and ask that you please bear with us as we work with our ticketing partners and legal representatives to prepare the next steps.”