Weston's Summer Sets on the Beach is cancelled

Dizzy Rascal at T4 on the Beach 2007
Image caption The T4 concert used to bring in around £5m a year to the local economy of Weston-super-Mare

A new music event in Weston-super-Mare has been cancelled owing to poor ticket sales.

Summer Sets on the Beach was set up to replace the annual T4 on the Beach event after it was dropped by organisers Channel Four last year.

The event on 31 August was being managed by production company Done And Dusted, which produced the T4 gigs.

A spokesman for the company said they were "extremely disappointed" but ticket holders will be fully refunded.

More than 30 artists had been booked to appear including Bath-born singer Gabrielle Aplin, Stooshe, Professor Green and reformed boy band 5ive.

A spokesman for the organisers said: "A number of contributing factors have lead to the cancellation, not least being the tough economic climate resulting in poor ticket sales.

"The organisers would like to thank North Somerset Council and everyone who has supported the event.

"It is with great difficulty and disappointment this decision has had to be made."

Summer Sets on the Beach 2013 was due to be hosted by Caroline Flack and Dave Berry and feature appearances from a range of celebrities.

The show was also due to be aired live on ITV2.

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