Music festival called off with 12 hours notice

People during Newquay sight station

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

The Boardmasters festival has been called off customarily hours before gates non-stop amid 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 were already on their way, with crowds now collected during a town’s railway hire or acid for somewhere to stay.

Organisers said: “The intensity is too serious for a eventuality to go ahead”.

They pronounced they had cancelled after conference with police, revelation sheet holders: “The reserve of you, a fans and attendees, as good as performers and organisation comes first.”

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.

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

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

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Ticket holders Charlotte-Louise Summers and Hannah O’Brien pronounced they accepted a preference though wished organisers “gave some-more notice”

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.

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Hannah O’Brien and Charlotte-Louise Summers, from Bromley, Kent, arrived in Newquay on Wednesday morning, carrying spent some-more than £500 any on tickets, camping rigging and food.

They pronounced they accepted a preference to cancel, though wished organisers “gave some-more notice”.

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Festivalgoers have been branch adult during a site regardless on Wednesday morning

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

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The Boardmasters theatre is being de-rigged after a termination decision

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

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 her 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.

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Dan Ahern, Grace Harvey and Kieran Noble trafficked from Canterbury, Margate and Whitstable to a festival

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

Dan Ahern, 17, from Canterbury, was travelling with friends, Grace Harvey, 16, and Kieran Noble, 17 – from Margate and Whitstable – who had held a Megabus down to Newquay.

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

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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 “can use their earnings today”.

Responding to one customer, GWR combined that those with “refundable tickets can get refunds if they don’t travel, we are still deliberating options for a non-refundable Advance fares and will share some-more once known”.

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 adult to between 55 and 60mph.

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

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

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

Boardmasters called off with 12 hours’ notice

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 who had been set to perform during a site in Watergate Bay enclosed Razorlight, Dizzee Rascal and Jorja Smith.

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

The five-day surfing side of event, during circuitously Fistral beach later, is still due to go ahead.

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

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

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