Big Kahuna Festival, which was due to take place on 26-28 August in Horsham, West Sussex, has been cancelled due to a “small but vocal opposition”.

Organiser Fire and Ice Productions released a statement on the festival website saying, “It is with great regret and disappointment that we have to deliver the news that for reasons beyond our control the Big Kahuna 2016 will no longer be going ahead.

“Following the granting of our licence in April, and after extensive meetings with the council, it has become apparent that a small but vocal opposition to the event has meant that insurmountable hurdles have been put in place.

“As a result the continued promoting of the event would be irresponsible to our suppliers and ticket holders.

“Those of you who have purchased tickets have been sent an e-mail regarding your refund. Obviously we are bitterly disappointed to be bringing you this news, after months of hard work to bring what we believe would have been an outstanding event to the area. I am very proud of the team and what they achieved and would like to thank everyone who has supported this event.”

The line-up for the event had included Happy Mondays, The Skints and Norman Jay MBE.