Creamfields 2012 festival cancelled

Dance festival not opening to Sunday attendees

Creamfields 2012 festival cancelled

Rebecca Laurence - 26 August 2012

**Update 13.25** Creamfields have tweeted to confirm the cancellation of the festival, saying:

"@Creamfields: Creamfields Sunday cancelled - It is with regret that today's event @Creamfields has been cancelled due to significant rainfall overnight & on site flooding.Every effort has been made to continue with the event and following an evaluation of the site the decision has been made by the promoters, Cheshire Plice & multi agencies on site to close todays final day in the interest of Health & Safety."

**Update 13.00** Creamfields festival will not be continuing today (Sunday) after a joint decision was made by police and festival organisers to close the event. All acts due to perform will no longer be playing.

Customers who have tickets for Creamfields' second day (Sunday 26 August) have been urged to stay at home, as festival gates are closed to new arrivals.

The legendary Cheshire dance festival issued a statement via its website this morning. It reads:

'Following heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours, significant and heavy flooding is affecting the Creamfields arena near Warrington.

All customers wishing to come to the festival today are advised that the event entrances are now closed. No entry to the festival is permitted from this point for all ticket types and ticket holders further updates will follow.'

Creamfields has not announced whether today's events will still go ahead as planned, but has given instructions to people already on site who wish to leave, saying:

'Festival goers attempting to leave the site should follow the directions of event staff to ensure the best exit route'.

A photo of the muddy Creamfields site:

Credit: Tom George

More updates will be made on the status of the festival today. 

Sunday is the last day of Creamfields, which has taken place at the current, Daresbury, Cheshire site since 2008. Acts which were due to appear today include Groove Armada, Deadmau5, Richie Hawtin and Tiesto.


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