Thousands of people who made their way to Boardmasters Festival this weekend had to cut their celebrations short due to the extreme weather.
On Friday and Saturday the Cornish party, which is held at Watergate Bay in Newquay, was under full swing with Chase and Status and Snoop Dogg topping the bill.
The outbreak of Hurricane Bertha on the south west coast on Sunday however, forced festival organisers to pull the plug on the final day of music.
— Sinéad Garvan (@SineadGarvan) August 10, 2014
The likes of Bastille, DJ EZ and George Ezra were set to perform.
An inevitable apology arrived late Sunday morning from Boardmasters officials explaining that: “In light of the extreme weather conditions caused by Hurricane Bertha, Boardmasters Festival at Watergate Bay has been cancelled. We deeply regret the disappointment caused to festival goers on the final day of Boardmasters 2014”.
— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) August 10, 2014
A fair decision considering that at least 20 tents had been blown away in to the Cornish seas by this point.
Whilst the music was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end, the stormy weather wasn’t bad news all round. The hurricane breeze enhanced conditions for the International surf competition at Fistral Beach by creating some awesome waves.
On another positive note the other major UK festival this weekend, Boomtown, was not cancelled.
Although, I’m sure many soggy tents were left behind!