A NEW Loch Lomond music festival has been cancelled less than two weeks before it was due to take place – and just days after the organisers announced yet another venue change for the two-day event.

Loch Lomond Live, with former Runrig frontman Donnie Munro and Highland pop band Tide Lines as headliners, had been due to take place on September 22 and 23.

Earlier this week the organisers announced that “due to unforeseen circumstances” they were unable to hold the festival at the planned venue of the Show Field in Drymen, and pledging to announce details of the replacement venue by Thursday, September 13.

But in a post on the event’s Facebook page on Wednesday evening, the organisers, Loch Lomond Events Ltd, said: “Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have been unable to secure a replacement venue for Loch Lomond Live, and we are disappointed to announce it will not be going ahead.

“Full refunds are available from the point of purchase. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

The festival was originally announced in February, and though no details of a venue were released at the time, the festival’s logo described it as ‘Loch Lomond Live – Balloch’.

In June the organisers said it would take place on the Highland Games field in Luss – only for landowner Luss Estates to announce within days that it would not allow the venue to be used, and that no formal agreement had ever been reached to hold the festival in the village.

The switch to Drymen was announced shortly afterwards, only to be followed at the start of this week by a statement that the festival would no longer be taking place in the village.

The festival’s @lochlomondlive Twitter account also appears to have been deleted.

It's the second year in a row that a major music festival in the area has been cancelled – in 2017 the organisers of the Argyll Gathering, which had been due to take place in Helensburgh last summer and also had Donnie Munro on the bill, announced their two-day event would not be taking place due to poor advance ticket sales.