A three-day steam spectacular due to take place over the bank holiday weekend on Wearside has been cancelled.
Sunderland Traction Engine Rally was set to begin today at Herrington Country Park today.
But organisers have said that "due to concerns over possible damage to the site" the event has been cancelled.
They added: "We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused but unfortunately this decision was taken completely out of our hands."
A message on the event website, which you can see by clicking here, said: "Unfortunately the Sunderland Traction Engine Rally scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to Sunderland Council withdrawing the ground licence because of wet ground conditions."