A musician has blasted the promoters of a festival for cancelling the event and organising a separate concert without its female headliners.

Be Charlotte accused bosses behind the EH6 music festival in Edinburgh of “binning” her and fellow female act Honeyblood for the second day of the event - initially scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 1.

Organisers said the call was made to cancel the show, which was meant to take place at the Biscuit Factory in Leith, because of poor ticket sales.

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However Charlotte, real name Charlotte Brimner, hit out after the same promoters began publicising an alternative event at the Old Dr Bells baths on the same day featuring many of the same acts.

Kyle Falconer, former frontman of The View, is due to headline the event, which also features Baby Strange, The Shambolics and Voodoos.

In a message posted on Twitter, Charlotte wrote that she felt “disrespected” by the decision, adding: “We were told the whole Sunday event of EH6 Festival had been cancelled and now I’ve had to read online that they’ve removed me and three other bands from the bill and just continued on.”

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“You don’t pick two female headliners and then just bin them because tickets haven’t sold out immediately. This is completely out of order.”

She added: "I am sorry to anyone who had already bought tickets as you can see this is completely out of my control.”

Promotional posts on the event's Facebook page promised 33 acts over the weekend, with tickets priced at £19.60 for each day or £30.80 for a combined ticket.

The festival has previously featured the likes of Jake Bugg, Gerry Cinnamon and The Snuts.

In a statement, promoters admitted less than 25 tickets had been sold for the Sunday event, leading to the decision to cancel it.

They added: "The difficult decision was taken to completely cancel the Sunday of EH6 due to extremely poor ticket sales (we had only sold 22 Sunday tickets which was simply unsustainable for a non-profit event)."

“Being aware that there were several customers and bands who had booked weekend accommodation, we set about arranging a free-entry replacement event, which wouldn’t incur high costs to put on.

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“This event is completely separate to the EH6 Festival (in a smaller venue) and in hindsight we shouldn’t have promoted it on the same poster as the existing festival, which is now only running on Saturday, November 30.

They continued: “We apologise for any confusion and disappointment caused.

“We accept responsibility for being so late in organising this year’s event, which ultimately led to poor sales and we do hope that you will let us make it up to you both this year and during following events.”