AN arts festival planned for the August bank holiday weekend in Southampton has been cancelled. EjectorSeat Arts Festival was due to return to the city’s Palmerston Park for a third year running on Saturday August 25.

Organisers say the event was relying on an unsuccessful funding application.

They hope to bring an engaging and exciting programme in 2013.

EjectorSeat is known for its eclectic mix of music, art, theatre , poetry, and family arts activity.