Organisers of Keighley Festival say the 2014 event is gearing up to take place as planned this summer.

This year’s instalment of the annual arts extravaganza is due to run from July 7 to 11, starting the day after the Tour de France Grand Depart has passed through the town.

Festival committee chairman, Malcolm Hanson, said: “We’re being able to retain most of the bigger elements of the festival, and I’ve got a meeting in a few days with Bradford Council to look at the budget.

“We’re now in a good, strong position, and we’ll shortly be announcing some of the acts and venues. Anyone wanting to be part of the event can e-mail or call me on 01756 798730.”