After weeks of confusion regarding this year's Prestfest festival, a new committee has given the green light for it to go ahead.

The original team behind Prestwick's Prestfest said on Friday, March 31 that “due to a lack of funds and resources we have taken the decision to cancel Prestfest 2023”.

The news sparked an angry response from many in the area – and within hours a post on the event’s Facebook page appeared to suggest that the 2023 event would still be going ahead on the originally scheduled dates, September 1, 2 and 3.

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The new committee, made up of members Scott Russel, Rikki Mckay, Drew McCormack, Robert Neil, Marty Lawrie, Andy Strachan, Lynn Arnott, Debbie Campbell and Euan Ruddick, have since taken to social media with the exciting new confirmation that the event would go ahead.

A statement said: "Our apologies for the confusion.

"Prestfest is Go with a fabulous Proactive Committee.

“We will constantly keep you up to date on this page. We are all excited and promise to make this a year to remember.

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“This festival belongs to you! It’s Prestwick’s Music Festival and if you would like to help us please message.”

Regency Facilities Management have been announced as the main sponsors of Prestfest 2023.

For more information and to keep up to date on Prestfest 2023 click here