Statement from Councillor for Newquay Central, Geoff Brown:
“I understand the disappointment of the thousands of people who were looking forward to the Boardmasters event this weekend.
“Public safety is at the forefront of the event organisers’ decision to cancel, which was informed by independent safety advisers and partner agencies, including the Met Office.
“The Met Office yellow weather warning at lunchtime on Tuesday forecast gusts of wind up to 60 miles per hour, in excess of safe operating limits for the staging and other structures. We support the organisers’ decision to put the safety of festival-goers, performers and staff first.
“We would urge anyone without booked accommodation not to travel to Newquay – but for those that have booked accommodation, rest assured Newquay still has lots to offer this weekend, including the annual lifeboat day.”
With other events planned across Cornwall this weekend, organisers are being advised to pay particular attention to any temporary structures such as stalls, gazebos and marquees and ensure they are safely anchored or dismantled where appropriate.
Further weather updates can be found on the Met Office website.