ONE of the county's most popular events has again been postponed due to the Covid pandemic.

Nozstock The Hidden Valley, which was due to take place this summer, has been pushed back until July 22, with organisers saying they were "devastated" with the outcome.

Ella Nosworthy, one of the organisers, said: "All of the team have been working tirelessly to figure out ways to deliver a safe and secure event this July, which lives up to the expectations of previous marvellous years.

"One issue is that despite calls from the industry, COVID cancellation insurance has not yet been implemented and now our time has run out in waiting for news.

"And there are also major issues for the festival supply chain too which makes it impossible to provide the quality of event our audience has come to expect.

"Economically, the festival cannot keep pushing on, especially with production costs rising every day and recent reports of increased cases and a possible delay to the roadmap. In going ahead, the financial risk could affect Nozstock's future and we simply cannot take that risk.

"We are all devastated. The support from loyal Nozstockers combined with selling out so quickly gave some hope for this year which makes this postponement even harder.

“We want to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for your ongoing support and understanding - Nozstock would not be here without you. We will be back, just sadly not this summer with what everyone knows us for."

The Nosworthy family are also asking if Nozstockers can rollover their tickets to 2022 which will help to support the festival until next summer. Full details of this are on the website:

In the meantime, Nozstock is committed to bringing some form of Nozstock back this summer in the form of smaller, one day events which can be socially distanced if guidance requires. More details about these events will be released in the coming weeks.

The 21st edition of Nozstock The Hidden Valley will now take place between July 21 and 24.