DANCE music festival Creamfields has become to latest big event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The four-day camping event was set to take place in Daresbury in August over the bank holiday weekend.

A spokesman for Creamfields said: “We have been closely monitoring the global situation and it has become clear that it is simply not possible for this year’s edition to go ahead.

“We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, rest assured we will be back stronger than ever next year and we hope to see you all then.”

Next year’s edition will take place from August 26 to 29 and organisers say they are hoping to transfer many of the acts to the new date.

Among those who have already confirmed are Tiesto, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz and Deadmau5.

Organisers say ticket holders can retain their ticket for next year’s event or request a full refund.

Those who keep their tickets for 2021 will be given a voucher to spend on food, drink and merchandise at the festival.

Refunds will be directly repaid into the accounts of festival goers.

This year’s event was set to included performances from the likes of Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, The Chainsmokers and Pendulum .

More than 300 acts in total were confirmed to appear over the four-day event alongside 70,000 dance music fans.

Creamfields has also announced a £2 million investment into the site for 2020.

These included CCTV in the car parks and 24-hour manned patrols, the installation of a new water supply and additional water stations, better signage and improved shower and toilet facilities.