THE popular Pocktoberfest beer and music festival will not take place this year, organisers have announced.

The event, which has been held in Pocklington each year since 2003, has been cancelled this year due to building work at the festival site, The Old Railway Station.

Because of the time needed to secure planning permission for the works, organisers had to put their plans on hold. They say they are committed to making next year’s event bigger and better.