ORGANISERS of a festival in Romsey have confirmed their optimism to take place this summer.

Romsey Festival, which includes classical concerts, jazz, folk, dance, exhibitions and more, is still set to take place in July.

They said rumours of their demise are hopefully premature and they continue to plan for Romsey Festival 2020 to launch on Friday, July 4.

Mark Edgerley, Romsey Town Centre manager said: "Hard to best guess where we will be in July but Festival Team trying to be cheerful.

"Hopefully we can turn this into a relaunch party for Romsey."