A festival has been cancelled due to safety concerns after heavy rain, prompting complaints that organisers had failed to prepare for the realities of British summer time.
Y Not festival in Derbyshire was called off on Sunday after acts had already been forced to abandon their performances due to dangerous conditions.
Headliners The Vaccines had their set cancelled on Friday, apologising to fans on social media and saying they had been told it was unsafe. The soggy weekend also saw performances from Stereophonics and Jake Bugg rearranged, with acts reportedly playing under gazebos on stage to stay dry.
Pictures shared online showed waterlogged tents and festivalgoers wading through deep mud. “Paying £140+ to watch ONE act, kill your legs & be dripping in mud; probably returning with pneumonia, is not my ideal weekend,” tweeted one disgruntled visitor.
Straight from The Guardian
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