A FURIOUS festival organiser says her event is unlikely to take place again after a council blunder led to this year's show being cancelled.

Carol Bradbury was forced to scrap next month's Penistone Folk Festival - which attracts about 1,000 people - after the town's market barn was double booked by Barnsley Council.

The free annual event, due to take place on Sunday June 23, has been held at the venue since its inception in 2011.

Organiser Carol reserved the barn through the council's events office, for the third successive year, in February, but has now been told she should have gone through the markets office.

"I was fuming," said Carol. "Absolutely furious, everything had been arranged, all the bands had been booked.

"The council said I booked through the wrong person but I've done the same for the past two years."

Carol was offered two other dates - June 9 and 16 - but chose to turn them down because of clashes with the mayor's parade and an event in Silkstone.

She said that after this year's fiasco, the event may not take place again.

Cllr Linda Burgess said a council officer contacted Mrs Bradbury to apologise for the error and she was given the option of suggesting another date.

"Unfortunately, Mrs Bradbury initially rang through to the events team who would have checked their diary which does not cover markets buildings, thereby causing the confusion and double booking," she said.

"We have confirmed that this was done in error and the process has now been reviewed to ensure this does not happen again."