Organisers of a North East music event have offered full refunds after it was cancelled due to “circumstances beyond our control”.
The Jumpin’ Hot Jamboree Garden Party was to have taken place from June 19-21 at Thorpe Lea Farm East, Easington, County Durham, the same venue as in the previous two years.
A line-up including Easington Brass Band, the Side Cafe Orkestar, Coco Lovers and Hat Fitz & Cara were to have entertained at the event for which free camping was available.
Tickets cost £50 each and about 150 out of a total of 250 had been sold, according to one of the organisers.
It is understood a neighbour had objected to the event, claiming that a music festival was not allowed under the deeds of the property.
A notice on the website of the organisers, the long established and Newcastle-based Jumpin’ Hot Club, stated that the event had been cancelled and refunds would be available from the point of purchase.
However, they also announced a special alternative jamboree event at The Cluny, Newcastle, on the Saturday night, June 20.
“The only thing we could do at this late stage,” stated the website.
The gig, designed to recoup some of the expected losses, will include music from Hat Fitz & Cara, the Bluebell Cajun Band, the David Broad Trio & the Kentucky Cowtippers.
Tickets, £13 in advance, can be bought via www.jumpinhot.com/jamboree-festival.htm