MUSIC fans were left let down last week as a festival booked for Ayr’s Rozelle Park was cancelled one day before the event took place.

Soundwave festival was to be a two day all tribute experience, with a host of bands booked to perform songs from Fleetwood Mac, Simple Minds and David Bowie.

But last week bands were informed by organisers that the planned gigs over Saturday 20 and Sunday, July 21 were not going ahead.

Glasgow based tribute act McFleetwood, heard of the terminated festival on Tuesday, July 16. The band have told the Ayr Advertiser how they were sent a message over Facebook by the booker Bounded Productions telling them in vague detail that the festival had been axed.

Bassist Jade said: “Someone from Bounded Productions contacted us on Facebook just saying it was cancelled due to things outside their control.

“We were getting quite a lot of messages from people saying they were really looking forward to coming to see us.

“Anyone who was coming to see any of the bands was left disappointed as well. A lot of people have been let down.

“It’s just the way it has been handled. The information sent to the bands was vague.

A local fan was left gutted with the cancellation and now faces an anxious wait to see if PayPal can refund her the money for tickets.

Lynne Turnbull from Ayr had booked time off work to go to the gig with pals, but a week before the festival she had still not received her tickets which at full price cost her £80.

Lynne told the Advertiser: “I had emailed the company and said I have not received my tickets even though it was at the weekend and this was the Tuesday, nobody got back to me, so I never thought anything off it.

“I am just feeling really gutted, I love live music and I like a lot of old rock bands so I was proper looking forward to it, what is really annoying me is that I took off holidays from work, there was a whole group of us going. We were going to make a weekend of it and take a picnic, we were looking forward to it. A lot of folk are really hacked off and we want answers.”

A spokesperson for SAC said: “This was a commercial event not organised by the Council. We were advised in a brief email from the organisers on Tuesday 16 July that the event had been cancelled.”

Both Itison and Groupon confirmed tickets purchased on their site were fully refunded.