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Pride Cymru: Gabrielle 'gutted' after gig cancelled

Gabrielle Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The singer was the main attraction on Sunday night before rain hit

Singer Gabrielle has had her performance at Pride Cymru cancelled because of a waterlogged main stage.

The pop star said she was "gutted" when she heard the news while en-route to Cardiff.

Organisers said "technical requirements" of Gabrielle's act meant she could no longer play the event.

Meanwhile, delays and accidents have happened on the M4 - including a closure eastbound near Junction 40, Taibach - amid torrential rain.

Traffic Wales reported congestion and incidents on Sunday from the Second Severn Crossing through south Wales to Junction 49 at Pont Abraham as heavy rain hit.

Organisers of Pride Cymru's Big Weekend - which kicked off on Friday - said the event was still "officially open" for the last day.

"Sadly Gabrielle won't be able to join us because of the adverse weather but the good news is, we've still got an absolutely packed line up for you," they said on Facebook.

"Let's not let the rain dampen our spirits."

Image caption Crowds lined the streets in Cardiff city centre as celebrations got under way in Saturday's parade
Image caption Thousands of people took part in the parade on Saturday

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