The annual Leeds music event Party in the Park will take a break this year after organisers said they would have to “significantly increase ticket prices.”
Leeds City Council and Radio Aire have confirmed the event, held at Temple Newsam Park, will not go ahead this year.
A spokesperson from Radio Aire said: “The team at Radio Aire are hugely disappointed that Party in Park will not go ahead for 2014. It’s not a decision we have taken lightly, and we realise that this will be unfortunate news for the thousands of Leeds residents that have enjoyed the event over the years.”
Due to budgetary pressures on both the council and the radio station ticket prices would have had to rise for another year, so they decided to cancel this year’s event.
The council is also considering the potential options around the annual Opera in the Park and Classical Fantasia events. A further announcement regarding both concerts will be made once all options have been investigated by the council.
A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: “We will continue to look at every option available to us both in the short-term and long-term around Opera in the Park and Classical Fantasia, and also as part of this work, be considering other events that could in the future be potentially held in our city.”
In the joint statement Leeds City Council and Radio Aire said they hoped to continue their long-standing relationship through other event opportunities in the future.