ONE of Swindon's biggest music festivals has been cancelled.

Organisers of Live at Lydiard released a statement confirming the August event will not be taking place due to a number of 'competing factors.' 

Tickets for the festival at a new home in Park Farm on Hook Street, Lydiard Tregroze went on sale in March, but at the end of April Wiltshire Council refused permission for a premises licence. 

Potential festival-goers were then met with weeks of radio silence from The Culture Collective - the team behind Live at Lydiard - after being promised a statement. 

Tickets were still on sale on the festival's website until last week when they were abruptly removed - but it still wasn't clear at the time if it was being cancelled or not. 

But now a statement released on Wednesday has cleared the matter up. 

It said: "Due to a number of competing factors out of our control, it is with great regret that we have to cancel Live at Lydiard 2022.

"This year's Live at Lydiard was set to be even better than last year's festival, with an incredible line-up and some fantastic entertainment across the site, so we are more disappointed than anyone that we have to make this announcement.

"Plans are in place to return even bigger and better in 2023, but until then, we will be refunding all customers that have purchased tickets to Live at Lydiard 2022.

"These refunds will be processed automatically to the payment method used to originally purchase the tickets - you do not need to contact us or do anything for this.

"If you have any other queries concerning this cancellation, please email us at: and we would be more than happy to help you out.

"We are very sorry we couldn't host you at Live at Lydiard this summer but we look forward to hopefully seeing you all again soon."

The Culture Collective's application to host the event was turned down over concerns about safe crowd control, the festival's impact on traffic, and it potentially causing a nuisance for neighbours.

Live at Lydiard took place at Lydiard Park last summer and attracted 10,000 people.

The bill included the likes of Anne Marie, Dizzee Rascal and Clean Bandit and not even a thunder storm could dampen the mood after the easing of pandemic restrictions saw a return to normality for festival-goers.