THE headline act of the Su Casa Festival has cancelled their appearance following its move from Conwy to Liverpool.

Performs under the alias The Shapeshifters, British house music producer Simon Marlin's decision to quit the lineup is the latest issue besetting the controversial festival, which was moved from Conwy Borough FC's Y Morfa ground at the last minute.

The move sparked anger from ticketholders earlier this week, and has also prompted Conwy County Borough Council's trading standards to get involved due to disputes about licensing arrangements with associated Party in the Park promoters Red Shark. The event is now due to take place at the Invisible Wind Factory on Saturday, July 27.

In a statement posted on his Facebook account, Marlin wrote: "I started to receive a lot of messages on my socials regarding the problems being experienced at this festival. I was booked under the impression that this event was happening in North Wales only to find out it had been moved twice without mine or my agent's knowledge, firstly to Conwy and then more importantly Liverpool.

"Whilst I am slightly sympathetic to the organisers' problems and believe they are trying to put on a good event I am not so impressed with the way they have dealt with my team and more importantly the patrons who bought tickets - of which there are a lot - and the replacement venue which I feel falls way short of the original experience sold.

"I am also booked to play Movement in Liverpool a week later so was stunned when Liverpool was announced to me via fans on social media - not the promoter.

"It would be wholly unfair on Movement for me to accept playing in Liverpool a week before their show which they have worked very hard to promote so it is with this in mind that I regrettably have to cancel my appearance at Su Casa Festival 2019."

I hope all who have bought tickets and wish to gain a refund - as I have seen many - are able to do this and the organisers honour this, again apologies to anyone that feels let down by this but I feel I have been left with no choice other than to cancel."

The organisers of Su Casa have been approached for comment. More to follow.