Adverse weather conditions have brought this year’s Boardmasters Festival to an end before they’ve even blown in.
Just hours before the event was due to kick-off today, organisers released a statement explaining that the decision had been taken after ‘consultation with all of the relevant authorities’. “Due to forecasted severe weather conditions, specifically high winds, Boardmasters 2019 has been cancelled,” it reads.
“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 advice will be shared as soon as possible – please follow Boardmasters’ social media for official updates. 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.”
Wu-Tang Clan, Florence & The Machine and Foals had been ready to headline, while Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender, Slaves and Idles were among the other acts intended for Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Newquay, Cornwall.