Boardmasters Festival Cancelled After Severe Weather Warnings

The event was due to take place in Cornwall this weekend.
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Music festival Boardmasters has been cancelled due to warnings of severe weather conditions, organisers said.

The three-day event, due to be headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan, Florence And The Machine and Foals, was set to take place in Cornwall this weekend.

However, organisers pulled the plug after the Met Office warned of wild weather, including heavy rain and high winds.

In a statement, the festival said the decision to cancel was made after speaking with police and independent safety advisers.

They said: “The safety of you, the fans and attendees, as well as performers and crew comes first, and the potential risk is too severe for the event to go ahead at this time.”

“The safety of you, the fans and attendees, as well as performers and crew comes first, and the potential risk is too severe for the event to go ahead at this time,” the statement continues.

“We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans, and apologise for any disruptions caused to local businesses, performers and crew, who were looking forward to Boardmasters as much as we were.”

Boardmasters 2018
Boardmasters 2018
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Fans had been due to start arriving at the event on Wednesday (7 August) and ticketholders are being advised to check the event’s social media pages for any further updates.

Boardmasters, a live music and surfing festival, usually takes place every year in and around the town of Newquay.

Other acts who had been set to perform this weekend included Razorlight, Dizzee Rascal and Jorja Smith.

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