ORGANISERS of the Devauden Music Festival have spoken of their anger after an iconic giant guitar was found stolen.

The 10-12ft wooden guitar, which is illuminated with fairy lights, was made around three years ago and advertises the upcoming music festival which takes place on May 18 and May 19.

But on Monday morning the art structure, which has travelled to Glastonbury festival with Rusty Shackle, was found stolen.

Matt Trim, who made the guitar with his children Floelyn, eight, and Brereton, seven, said he was left shocked by the theft.

He said: "I'm absolutely astonished that anyone would want to steal a 10ft guitar made especially for Devauden festival. It is an iconic piece in our village since I built it with my children and has even travelled to Glastonbury with Rusty Shackle. My children are most upset by the petty theft as they spent a long time painting it and love to see their art work as an annual focal point of the village. We just hope it will be returned ready for the festival."

Organisers are offering a reward of free weekend festival tickets for information leading to the return of the guitar. Gwent Police said the guitar is believed to have been stolen between 11pm on Sunday and 6am on Monday.

A spokeswoman said: "Due to the size and weight of the guitar, officers believe that there could be potentially two offenders and they would have needed a vehicle to transport the guitar.

"Officers are investigating and if anyone has any information that could help, please call 101 quoting log 98 7/5/18."