Morrisons has cancelled its debut MFest music festival due to “adverse weather conditions” forecast for the area over the weekend.

The two-day festival was expected to attract 15,000 visitors each day to Harewood House in Leeds, with acts including X Factor winner Matt Cardle, and runner up Cher Lloyd, alongside Scouting for Girls and Human League.

Michelin-starred chefs Aldo Zilli and Atul Kochhar were also booked for cooking demonstrations using Morrisons’ produce.

A message on the MFest website said: “It is with our deepest regret that due to the adverse weather conditions leading up to this event, in conjunction with the extreme weather warning as issued by the met office for the weekend, we were left with no other decision than to abandon this weekend’s MFest.

“This is a joint decision made between the promoter, the production team, health and safety and Harewood House. The public’s health and safety is of paramount concern, therefore it would be irresponsible to continue however disappointed we all are.”

Ticket refund information will be issued on Monday.