Boardmasters 2019 has been cancelled due to Met Office warnings of severe weather conditions.
The three day festival at Watergate Bay in Newquay, Cornwall was due to take place from 8th – 11th August and be headlined by Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine and Foals.
However, organisers pulled the plug on the festival and notified the expected 50,000+ punters via their official app and social media channels.
An official statement from Boardmasters was released around 23:00pm on Tuesday night, which can be read in full below:
“Due to forecasted severe weather conditions, specifically high winds, Boardmasters 2019 has been cancelled.
Following full consultation with all of the relevant authorities including independent safety advisors, Devon and Cornwall Police, emergency services and the Met Office, a final decision was made this evening.
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.“