Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall has been cancelled due to “severe weather conditions”.

The three-day event headlined by Florence and The Machine, Wu-Tang Clan and Foals, was meant to be going ahead today, August 7, in Newquay, Cornwall.

A statement from the organiser, said: “Due to forecasted severe weather conditions, specifically high winds, Boardmasters 2019 has been cancelled.

“Following full consultation with all of the relevant authorities including independent safety advisors, Devon and Cornwall Police, emergency services and the Met Office, a final decision was made yesterday evening.

“The safety of you, the fans and attendees, as well as performers and crew comes first, and the potential risk is too severe for the event to go ahead at this time.

“We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans, and apologise for any disruption caused to local businesses, performers and crew who were looking forward to Boardmasters as much as we were.”

The organiser has also stated that refund information will be shared “as soon as possible”.