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. 

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.

Photo: @SineadGarvan

 

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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. 

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.

Photo: @SineadGarvan

 

Got a story for Access All Areas? Email Emma Hudson
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London is teeming with great music venues - both established favourites and rising stars. For our poll for this week, we want to know: which of the venues below are your personal favourites? You may pick up to three: