Boardmasters cancelled over charge fears hours before gates open

Media captionSome festivalgoers vowed to have a good time notwithstanding Boardmasters being cancelled

The Boardmasters festival has been called off customarily hours before gates were due to open, after warnings a site would be smashed by storms.

About 55,000 people were approaching in Newquay to see headliners Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine and Foals.

Many revellers were already on their way, with crowds now collected during a town’s railway hire or acid for somewhere to stay.

Organisers pronounced sheet holders would get a full refund.

Festival bosses pronounced a foresee was “too severe” for a eventuality to go forward and felt they had no choice though to cancel since they “just could not concede a reserve of a customers”.

Image caption

People were queuing during Newquay railway hire on Wednesday after Boardmasters was cancelled

Image caption

Josh, Jack and Ellis Fitzgerald, from Northampton, contend they are now requisitioned in a hotel for 3 nights though are still “planning to have a good time”

Organisers pronounced refunds were accessible for anyone who bought a sheet around a festival website or an central sheet seller.

The Met Office has released a yellow continue warning for complicated sleet and thunderstorms for most of England and Wales on Friday and Saturday, with clever winds foresee for Cornwall.

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton pronounced from looking during a continue warnings it would make a festival site “very dangerous”.

Skip Twitter post by @DCC_DC_Police

End of Twitter post by @DCC_DC_Police

Event organiser Andrew Topham pronounced a preference was taken after discussions with a Met Office, a eventuality reserve team, puncture services and member from Cornwall Council.

He pronounced a priority now was to de-rig a festival site to lessen a risk it posed.

Image caption

Ellie Fraser and Shannon Manley, from Nottingham, pronounced they spent scarcely £700 any and “it took us 10 hours to get here”

Image caption

Brook Bell, from Dover, pronounced he was “fuming” carrying “literally trafficked a whole nation to be here”

Nightclubs and bars opposite Newquay have pronounced after-parties are still going forward and some new events will be added.

All campsites in Newquay are full and people are being destined to stay on a hinterland of a town, tourism bosses said.

  • Boardmasters is off though festival vibes go on
  • Cancelled festival ‘won’t stop a holiday’

The categorical acts were not set to play until Friday though gates were due to open on Wednesday.

Ticket prices ranged from £69 for day-entry passes by to VIP packages for 5 days of camping from about £370 per person.

Image caption

Ticket-holders have been deliberation possibly to stay in city or go home

Image copyright
Sarah Eames

Image caption

Sarah Eames, 18, from Spalding, Lincolnshire painted her hair pinkish and purple customarily a few hours before a cancellation, and is frightened to tell her parents

Kristina Powell pronounced she had not been means to nap for startle after training that a festival was cancelled after travelling from Cheshire.

She pronounced she and her friends “at initial couldn’t and didn’t wish to trust it and overtly suspicion it was a hoax”.

“It all seemed a bit unsuited – a screenshot of a matter created on a Notes app?

“The website was down, that combined to a doubt. Then, when it did come behind up, tickets were still accessible to buy.”

She pronounced tickets were still accessible on a website until 01:30, notwithstanding a festival being cancelled hours earlier.

Skip Twitter post by @yasminefletch

End of Twitter post by @yasminefletch

Skip Twitter post by @laramoursi

End of Twitter post by @laramoursi

One teen who spent about £450 pronounced he was “never entrance to Cornwall again”.

Dan Ahern, 17, from Canterbury, trafficked with friends, Grace Harvey, 16, from Margate, and Kieran Noble, 17, from Whitstable.

He said: “We could stay and go camping though it’s customarily even some-more money.”

Image caption

The site circuitously Newquay had been set adult before it was reliable a eventuality was cancelled

Image caption

The Boardmasters theatre is being taken down after a termination decision

Bus association Megabus pronounced on Twitter it would be creation additional seats accessible on a Newquay to London use for passengers influenced by a cancellation.

Rail operators GWR and CrossCountry both tweeted that those with lapse tickets from Newquay between now and Monday could use their earnings on Wednesday.

Responding to one customer, GWR combined that those with refundable tickets could get refunds if they do not travel.

Skip Twitter post by @TamsinCooke1

End of Twitter post by @TamsinCooke1

Skip Twitter post by @MammaRead

End of Twitter post by @MammaRead

Acts due to take partial have given their reaction, with Foals reposting Boardmasters’ termination notice on Facebook and adding a singular word: “Gutted”.

BBC forecaster Paul Goddard pronounced that while a continue warning now expected high winds on Saturday, his continue maps were display they were expected to strike on Friday night.

He combined there could be normal breeze speeds of about 40mph, and gusts of adult to 60mph.

Malcolm Bell, Visit Cornwall arch executive, pronounced that notwithstanding a termination a county was “still open for business”.

However, internal businesses contend they are already endangered about a effects of a cancellation.

Image caption

Surf emporium manager Tim Rowe pronounced he was endangered during losing festival trade and family trade

Tim Rowe, manager of Newquay’s Rip Curl emporium on Bank Street, said: “My biggest problem is that families are put off entrance this week since of Boardmasters.

“Not customarily have we mislaid a T-shirt and hats trade from a festival-goers, we won’t get a families shopping wetsuits and surfboards either.”

Other acts that were set to perform during a site in Watergate Bay enclosed Razorlight, Dizzee Rascal and Jorja Smith.

Image caption

Hundreds had arrived in Newquay for 5 days by a sea

Image caption

The termination means those who are now going home will do so with bags still full

The five-day surfing side of event, during circuitously Fistral beach, is still going ahead.

The surfing foe is mostly ignored since a bloat during this time of year is customarily small. However, a stream foresee is for waves of adult to 10ft (3m) during Fistral.

The final day of a 2014 festival was cancelled since of bad weather.

Image caption

High-speed winds are foresee for Friday


Have we been influenced by a festival’s cancellation? Email

Please embody a hit series if we are peaceful to pronounce to a BBC journalist. You can also hit us in a following ways:

  • WhatsApp: +44 7756 165803
  • Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay
  • Send pictures/video to
  • Upload your cinema / video here
  • Text an SMS or MMS to 61124 or +44 7624 800 100
  • Please review a terms of use and remoteness policy