British music festival BEACHDOWN has been cancelled just days before its launch.
The four-day music extravaganza was due to kick off on Friday (28Aug09) and run throughout the weekend until Monday (31Aug09) in the south coast town of Brighton.
But organisers were forced to axe the festival, which was set to feature performances from The Zutons, Grace Jones, and Super Furry Animals, because of poor ticket sales.
A statement from the organisers reads, "Very simply we were unable to meet the demands that the current economic climate put against us and at the eleventh hour despite having most of the infrastructure in place we have been forced to cancel the event.
"We wish to say at this time how desperately sorry we are to all those who have bought tickets or were participating in the event and to say that we all here are personally shattered especially after eleven months of battling against the recession to try and put this event on and coming so close."