WOULD-BE festival goers have been struggling to buy tickets due to a telephone fault.
The telephone system has been down at Morpeth Chantry over the past week meaning that those trying to buy tickets for some of the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering events next month have been unable to get through.
Callers are not advised of a fault and may believe their call is not being answered.
Work is ongoing to fix the problem.
People can still buy tickets in person from the Chantry.