Ex-hurricane Bertha wreaked havoc in Cornwall this weekend, forcing Boardmasters organisers to cancel the festival on its third and final day.
The music and surfing festival, held at Watergate, near Newquay, Cornwall, attracts around 30,000 people each year. Bastille was due to headline the final night of the fest.
Festivalgoers tweeted that their campsites were ‘absolute carnage’ as strong winds swept through. About 20 tents were blown away and many campsites around the site were reported as waterlogged.
Our campsite is absolute carnage. Everyone running round shouting & screaming with tent pegs. Pretty sure this is the end wah #boardmasters
— emmerliejay (@emmerliejay) August 10, 2014
Low flying tent at Boardmasters in Newquay yesterday – blue sky and sunshine now back in N.Devon – long live summer pic.twitter.com/9i87IrJxZa
— Rick Turner (@RickTurnerDevon) August 11, 2014
Bertha started out as a hurricane in the Caribbean islands on Monday before dissipating as it crossed the Atlantic. The storm hit the UK as a low-pressure system over the weekend.
Organisers said festivalgoers could get refunds for the final day of the event.