The promoters of the Big Chill Festival have revealed that there are no plans for the festival to be held in 2014.
Festival Republic told Hereford Times that Big Chill, traditionally held at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, will not return next year. The last time it was held was 2011 with Chemical Brothers and Kanye West amongst the headliners.
The 2012 cancellation was attributed to lack of artist availability around the London 2012 Olympic Games. While a 2013 edition was not set in stone at the time, intentions to revive the event - perhaps in a smaller capacity - were expressed.
Hereford Times said no one from Festival Republic would commit to a statement about the festival's long-term prospects.
David Littlewood, general manager at Eastnor Castle, said: “We knew the festival was not coming back. The first year the festival was cancelled it did have an impact on business, so we were able to budget accordingly the next time it was cancelled and just put other events on in its place.”
The festival was established in 1994 and used to attract 40,000 revellers. It was taken over by Festival Republic in 2009 after the existing organisers went into volutnary liquidation.