A POPULAR jazz festival has been cancelled due to "ongoing factors" around Covid-19, it has been announced.

Love Supreme Festival was due to take place at Glynde, near Lewes, but will no longer go ahead as planned.

It comes just a day after "devastated" organisers cancelled Brighton Pride for the second year running.

In a statement posted online, the organisers of Love Supreme Festival said it "will still not be possible" to host the event in July.

International travel restrictions and uncertainties around coronavirus mean the event has been called off for the second year in a row.

Love Supreme Fetival has been postponed for a year and is now set to take place in July 2022.

A spokesman said: "Over the past few months we have been exploring all avenues to make Love Supreme happen this summer. We are devastated that we will not be able to go ahead in 2021.

"We pride ourselves on bringing you a world class line up year after year, uniting incredible artists from around the globe in the beautiful surroundings of Glynde Place.

" However, due to international travel restrictions and ongoing factors surrounding Covid-19, it will still not be possible this summer.

"We simply would not be able to deliver a Love Supreme that lives up to our own and your expectations.

"We are so grateful to everyone who has kept their tickets with us over the past year. You are the heart and soul of Love Supreme and we can’t wait to see you in Glynde in 2022."

All tickets will be valid for the new dates next year and anyone who has bought one will be contacted directly with more details, organisers confirmed.

The bands and musicians scheduled to play at the festival this year are expected to perform in 2022 instead.