A 90s-themed festival which was due to take place this weekend has been postponed.

The team behind the town's annual festival Glaston-BURY, has said Loaded Festival, which included a line-up in tribute to the 1990s, has been pushed back due to “unforeseen circumstances".

The family-friendly event was set to be staged on Saturday at Sedgley Park Rugby Club in Whitefield, but it has been pushed back to a new date, which has not yet been confirmed.

A spokesperson said: “Due to very last minute (unforeseen) changes in circumstances, we regret to inform you that Loaded Festival needs to be postponed until later this year.

“We are sure you know that postponement is an absolute last resort for us but we didn’t want to continue knowing that we could not have put matters right in time to make May 4 the awesome event which you all deserve it to be.

“We also need to make sure that we set the right president for what will follow with our Frontline Festival for all emergency services staff.”

The statement added that previously purchased tickets would automatically be valid for the new date, and refunds would be arranged for those who request one.

Organisers Christopher Buckley and Lyndsey Hopkinson came up with the idea for Loaded after deciding to hold a gig in honour of NHS staff.

When it takes place, Loaded will act as a warm-up event for the thank you gig, set to take place next year.

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The event promises to be a celebration of “the great music of the 1990's with a host of bands, DJs and Pas [with] tributes to Guns & Roses, The Prodigy, Daft Punk, Oasis, The Chemical Brothers, The Happy Mondays and much more".

In a Facebook post addressing attendees, the organisers said they hoped to have a new date in place for Loaded “later this week".

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Speaking about Loaded when it was announced in February, organiser Christopher Buckley said: “The work of the NHS is amazing.

"Those people gave everything they had and more at a time when the whole world was in chaos, and we need to honour that.

“We want Loaded Festival to be a way to prepare the foundations for a truly amazing gig later this year which will be free entry for NHS workers because the very least they deserve is a great night out as our guests.”

Since it began in 2008, Glaston-BURY has raised more than £250,000 for Bury Hospice as well as supporting a number of other local causes, including suicide prevention and wellbeing charity, Andy’s Man Club.