Boardmasters: Cornwall music festival cancelled due to weather warnings

Heavy rain and winds forecast for Newquay means that risks at 50,000-capacity event are ‘too severe’

Cornwall’s biggest festival, Boardmasters in Newquay, has been cancelled due to a severe weather forecast.

50,000 people were due to watch performances by Florence and the Machine, Foals, Wu-Tang Clan and others but according to a statement from the festival, “the potential risk is too severe for the event to go ahead at this time”.

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