The Boardmasters festival has been cancelled amid severe storm forecasts – hours before gates were due to open.
The event – headlined by Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine and Foals – was due to host 55,000 people near Newquay.
Organisers said on Tuesday night they were cancelling after speaking to police ahead of strong winds forecasted for Cornwall on Friday and Saturday
Read the official statement
BOARDMASTERS 2019 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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 yesterday evening (6th August).
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.