Cornish music festival Boardmasters is cancelled after severe weather warnings

Cornish music festival Boardmasters featuring the Wu-Tang Clan, Florence And The Machine and Dizzee Rascal is cancelled with just 12 hours’ notice after severe weather warningsOrganisers have pulled the plug on Boardmasters music festival due to weatherThe three-day music event was set to take place in Cornwall this weekendRefund information will be shared ‘as soon as possible’, organisers said Festival would have been headlined by Wu-Tang Clan, Florence and the Machine and Dizzee Rascal

Boardmasters music festival 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 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.

Revellers have been given just 12 hours notice before the event was due to start.  

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

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

Boardmasters music festival has been cancelled due to warnings of severe weather conditions, organisers said (Pictured: Boardmasters Festival 2018)

Boardmasters music festival has been cancelled due to warnings of severe weather conditions, organisers said (Pictured: Boardmasters Festival 2018) 

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

The statement 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.’

Refund information will be shared ‘as soon as possible’, organisers said.

In a statement, the festival said the decision to cancel was made after speaking with police and independent safety advisers (Pictured: Boardmasters Festival 2018)

In a statement, the festival said the decision to cancel was made after speaking with police and independent safety advisers (Pictured: Boardmasters Festival 2018)

The three-day event was due to be headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan. Refund information will be shared 'as soon as possible', organisers said

The three-day event was due to be headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan. Refund information will be shared ‘as soon as possible’, organisers said

They added: ‘We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans, and apologise for any disruption caused to local businesses, performers and crew who were looking forward to Boardmasters as much as we were.’

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

It can trace its heritage back to 1981.

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

 

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