A DECISION on whether Bingley Festival will happen this year has not yet been made, organisers have said. 

The event has run under various guises over the years.

Bingley Music Live was run by Bradford Council, but there was dismay when it was cancelled in 2019. 

It came after the 2018 event ran at a loss - going £300,000 over budget.

Questions were then raised about its future when no announcements about the 2019 line-up were made. 

At the time, Bradford Council said: “Unfortunately we have had to take the difficult decision to take a year out of Bingley Music Live this year.

"It is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but we feel that we need to take a year out to take stock of the event’s organisation.

"In these difficult financial times for councils up and down the country, we cannot afford to lose money on the event."

The festival then evolved into Bingley Weekender and later, Bingley Festival. 

Names such as Calvin Harris, Chic, Kaiser Chiefs, and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have graced the stage in the past.

The last three events have been held at Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club - with a crowd of 17,000 braving the rainy conditions in 2023.

However, the festival's future has now been thrown into doubt again as organisers weigh up their options.

They said they are "working diligently to bring back a fantastic live music festival to Bingley".

An official spokesperson for Bingley Festival said: "We are currently looking at all of our options for Bingley Festival and a decision on whether to host the event this year has not yet been made.

"As soon as we have made a decision, we will inform the public of our intentions through our official social media platforms and website when the time is right.

"Rest assured, we are working diligently to bring back a fantastic live music festival to Bingley at the earliest opportunity.

"Your patience and support mean the world to us."