A HIGHLY anticipated summer music festival in Denbigh has been cancelled after safety concerns about the proposed site.

The Denbigh River Festival was planned to take place at the Cae Dai Estate, Denbigh, in May with a line-up of more than 200 artists, including headliner DJ Jamie Trippier who performed at major dance music festival Creamfields in 2015.

It was expected the festival capacity of 1,500 people would be reached and festival founder Glynn McIntyre said raising money for charity "was the underlying reason for starting the festival".

However, due to "unforeseen circumstances" related to the "safety and suitability of the grounds" the festival has been postponed until next year.

A post on the Denbigh River Festival's Facebook page said: "It is with great regret that we must inform you all that due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the safety and suitability of the festival grounds we must defer our plans to launch Denbigh River Festival for one year as the wellbeing of our patrons is of the upmost importance.

"This news came as a very abrupt shock to us, and at this stage we feel that a change of site would detract from what we hope to achieve and would stop the festival from living up to the standard that we hold ourselves to."

The post added: "We hope that you will continue to follow us on our journey and will afford us with the opportunity to bring you a weekend of sheer enjoyment next year."