The weather has claimed another festival victim, with the cancellation of this weekend's Beyond The Woods festival, due to take place at Stourton Estates, Lincolnshire.
The statement from the organisers says:-
We are absolutely heartbroken to tell you that, due to safety concerns around the weather, this year's Beyond The Woods Festival will no longer be going ahead.
Over the last twenty-four hours, the weather forecast for Baumber this weekend has worsened. We are expecting thunderstorms, and in particular extremely strong winds, which present a very real threat to the health and safety of anyone on site.
Following conversations with our colleagues in the emergency services, and the East Lindsey Events Safety Advisory Group, we have been forced to conclude that it would not be possible for the festival to take place safely.
Of course, this is not a decision that we have taken at all lightly. Our hardworking team of volunteers explored a number of possibilities for allowing the festival to continue. Ultimately, however, we have to put your safety, and theirs, first.
We understand that you will have a lot of questions, including about refunds, and would like to reassure you that we will be refunding all tickets to the event purchased through our official channels, Gigantic and Eventbrite, including the booking fee. However, our immediate priority has to be the safety of our staff, volunteers and contractors who are still on site. We will therefore be making a further statement with more details within the next 48 hours.
Thank you so much for your continued support of the festival. We will be working even harder to ensure that we can be back with another brilliant event in 2020.
Beyond The Woods was going to feature acts include Ten Tonnes, Easy Life, Radio 1 DJs Scott Mills and Chris Stark, Bloxx, Casey Lowry, Marsicans, Abbie McCarthy (DJ set), Spinn, Airways, and more..
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