A NEW festival that was due to take in Bournemouth this summer has been postponed until 2025.

Kings Park Festival was set to be held on May bank holiday across two days but organiser Ty Temel has delayed the Kings Park Festival until next year after only being given official permission in January. 

He said: "One of the reasons was that due to the Christmas period we got permission from the council but, naturally because everyone breaks for Christmas, we didn't get physical permission until middle of January. 

"What that meant is we were a bit too close to first bank holiday in May to secure the artists we wanted and year one of a festival in this climate, you want to be 100% confident what you're delivering."

Expecting 10,000 people in the first year, Ty told the Echo he has put quality first in his decision and hopes to make it a legacy event. 

The plans have included to make Bournemouth's own 'Glastonbury' with five stages set to appear.

Ty said: "It's a large amount of investment to deliver and with four months to promote, book, sell 15,000 tickets, and also a brand new event, we thought it might be a tall ask. 

"I want it to outlast me - I'm not trying to make a quick buck and disappear."

Ty believes Kings Park can offer a unique festival to BCP, different from his other event, Sandfest. 

Sandfest, which is set to be held this year, is a one staged event across eight hours on a Sunday at Sandbanks. 

Ty said: "Sandfest is very unique because it's on one stage, only eight hours long, in the day and it's on a beach. You have a mixture of genres all on one stage to keep everyone happy. 

"Our plan with Kings Park is five stages, a main stage, a house stage, a drum and bass stage, an urban arena and an introducing stage which we were going to team up with Bournemouth University for. 

"The plan is still the same for 2025, we've literally picked up and moved it as a tactical movement."