There will be no Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta this year.
Organisers have announced that the spectacular event is not being staged as planned this summer.
An extended fiesta took place at a new venue, Castle Howard, last year.
Thousands of people went to the event, staged over four days for the first time across the August Bank Holiday.
As well seeing balloon launches and night-glows, last year’s event had a huge live music element, starring the likes of Sam Ryder and Sister Sledge.
And afterwards, people were encouraged to sign up for ticket alerts to the 2024 festival.
But today the organisers issued this update: “Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta will be taking a break in 2024 and will return in summer 2025.
“The team would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has supported the event over the years.
“We remain dedicated to delivering exceptional and unique experiences and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.”
The event began as the York Balloon Fiesta in 2017. Staged in September, its original home was Knavesmire, complete with fairgrounds and a live stage hosted by YorkMix.
But it couldn’t stay on Knavesmire in 2023 – as York Racecourse were holding an extra race meeting on the same weekend.
That led to fears it would have to be cancelled, until its new home was found at Castle Howard.
Heavy rain and wind did disrupt last year’s balloon fiesta. Around 22,000 went along, down from 60,000 at the Knavesmire event the previous year.
At the end of the 2023 festival, organiser John Lowery said they were building a new event at Castle Howard, and talks were already in the pipeline for bringing it back this year.