Veteran entertainer Joe Brown has pulled out of the Village Pump Folk Festival for medical reasons.

The star, who was due to headline the Friday night of the event taking place from July 25 to 27 at White Horse Country Park in Westbury, will be replaced by Scottish act Peatbog Faeries.

Festival director John Alderslade said: “Everyone is disappointed he won’t be able to play at this year’s festival, but Joe hopes this will be only a postponement and we are all looking forward to seeing him in 2015.

“He’s a hard performer to replace, but we’re delighted to have Peatbog Faeries.

“They are great favourites on the festival circuit and should bring the first night to a rousing climax.”