ONE of Herefordshire's biggest festivals is the latest event to be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Nozstock The Hidden Valley had hoped it would still be able to go ahead in July, but organisers said it had been cancelled to ensure everyone's safety.

The family-run festival at Rowden Paddocks, near Bromyard, was due to host major acts including Andy C, Sister Sledge and Gentleman's Dub Club, but instead will appear in 2021.

Organisers said: "It’s with great sadness we announce that Nozstock The Hidden Valley is to be postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

"This has been a difficult decision to make but the safety of our fans, crew, artists, traders and, of course, our local community comes first. We are absolutely gutted that we are no longer able to share this year’s festival with you, which let’s face it, was going to be one hell of a party.

"So, some good news! Most major acts including Andy C, Sister Sledge, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Submotion Orchestra, Calyx & Teebee, Ibibio Sound Machine and Break will be joining us on our new dates, 22 to 25 July, 2021, and we’re in the process of confirming the rest of our line up along with some nice new surprises.

"All tickets and extras will automatically rollover to 2021 so if you’ve already bought your ticket you don’t need to do anything and as a family-run, independent festival, we thank you for your support."

The indepedent festival is also asking for donations from festival goers to help "navigate these difficult times".

For further information, Nozstock has put together a frequently asked questions section on their website.