Boardmasters gets cancelled because of severe weather
- 10 August 2014
- From the section Front Page
Boardmasters festival has been cancelled due to severe weather.
Heavy rain and winds are hitting Britain as remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha sweep across the country.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain and is telling people to be aware of flooding, strong winds and large waves.
Bastille, George Ezra and Catfish and The Bottlemen were all due to play.
The surf competition at Fistral Beach will go ahead as planned according to organisers.
"We deeply regret the disappointment caused to festival goers," they said in a statement.
They are advising people to go to the Boardmasters website for information on refunds.
Festival goers were waiting at the gates this morning before they started to find out what was going on.
"They've just said one of the tents collapsed." 16-year-old Emily Musket told Newsbeat.
"And they've taken the TV screens down and it is just closed until further notice."
She was still holding out hope the site might re-open.
"George Ezra, it is why we came, I really hope it will be open but I don't know."
"One of the big TV's fell down because of the wind and stuff." 18-year-old James Norris told us, he'd heard the news from a marshal.
"We're gutted, hoping we get our money back."
In a statement organisers said:
"In light of the extreme weather conditions caused by Hurricane Bertha, Boardmasters Festival at Watergate Bay has been cancelled.
The international surf competition will be going ahead at the Fistral Beach site, as planned.
Our guests, staff and performers' safety is our main concern and we have decided that the magnitude of the conditions is too severe for the arena site to be opened.
We deeply regret the disappointment caused to festival goers on the final day of Boardmasters 2014.
Customers are advised to visit www.boardmasters.co.uk for refund information."
Last night, Snoop Dogg headlined the UK's largest surfing and music festival and came on in the rain.
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