ENGLAND (CelebrityAccess) Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, had to end early as torrential rain and gail-force winds forced the festival to close Saturday, rather than Sunday.
The UK has been suffering a heatwave, but the weather turned this weekend, causing flooding in the festival’s campground. All stages were shut down because of health and safety concerns.
“Dear Camp Bestival, we are utterly devastated and heartbroken to say that we have been advised by our safety teams that we cannot re-open arenas again today due to the severe weather and the forecasting of continual high winds and rain today,” organizers said. “We have had the best 3 days in Camp Bestival’s history, it’s been our greatest ever show with all our favourite performers, shows, stages and artists which we have thoroughly enjoyed sharing with you all. You are by far the best festival audience and we love you dearly.”
Sunday headliners of the Aug. 26-29 festival would have included headliner Simple Minds plus acts like Orbital, Shed Seven, Britpop Brass, The Undertones and Jade Bird. Saturday performances included headliner Clean Bandit plus Basement Jaxx, Tokio Myers, Declan McKenna, Jesus Jones and Stereo MCs.
Organizers have already issued a refund update.