Maryport Blues Festival cancelled

Maryport Blues Festival. Credit: ITV Border

This year's Maryport Blues Festival has been cancelled.

Organisers say it's because of a lack of funding.

There were also health and safety issues about visitor numbers, as it was the same weekend as Kendal Calling.

The event was due to start at the end of the month.

All artists booked to take part have been informed and people who have bought tickets will be refunded.

The festival sees musicians perform in a marquee, pubs and on an outdoor stage.

This year would have been the festivals 20th anniversary.