Toploader and Kyle Falconer-featuring Fife music festival cancelled due to poor ticket sales

Fifefest was due to be held on August 4 - but the event struggled to sell, with just 200 tickets being snapped up

The Scottish festival Fifefest has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.

Set to hold its inaugural event on August 4 at the Rosyth Civil Service Sports Club in Dunfermline, the festival had booked such acts as The View frontman Kyle Falconer and Toploader to perform on the day.

However, the organisers of Fifefest have now taken the decision to cancel the festival after it wasn’t deemed to be “financially viable” following poor ticket sales.

The Edinburgh Evening News reports that only 200 tickets (which were priced at £20 each) had been sold before the plug was pulled.

A statement on Fifefest’s Facebook page confirmed the cancellation, with organisers admitting that they were “surprised and shocked” at the state of ticket sales.

“Fifefest have unfortunately had to make the decision to cancel the festival!” the statement reads. “With ticket sales struggling to get passed a couple of hundred and only 6 weeks to go it’s not financially viable to continue, we are surprised and shocked after booking such a fantastic line up over two stages that ticket sales have struggled!

“For us, it’s back to the drawing board,” they added.

Ticketholders have been advised that they will be offered a full refund from the outlet they used to purchase their tickets.