Wheels and Fins Festival will not take place this year, citing financial constraints.

The event, which was set to take place in Joss Bay, Kent from 7-8 September, combined internationally acclaimed live acts, DJs, pro-skateboarders, and beach-based activities such as yoga, surfing and paddle boarding.

This year was set to feature a line-up curated by the band Slaves. Last year’s event featured curation by The Libertines.

An organiser statement read: “It is with absolute heart-breaking agony that due to financial constraints on our small growing independent festival we have been forced into the devastating decision that Wheels and Fins festival 2019 has been cancelled. To the artists, traders and suppliers who we have worked tirelessly with all year, we apologise for the huge inconvenience this causes.

“To our loyal ticket holders we are truly devastated to disappoint you and thank you for your continued support.
We will have a more detailed statement to make in the coming days and ask that you please bear with us as we work with our ticketing partners and legal representatives to prepare the next steps.”