Y Not Festival has cancelled the final day of its Derbyshire music festival because of “adverse weather conditions”.
The annual festival that began on Thursday, July 27, was set to run right through the weekend. There was due to be one last day of musical entertainment, but rainfall over the weekend and the prediction of more on the way, today, Sunday, July 30, has led to organisers cancelling the Sunday's events.
Y Not organisers released a statement today, Sunday, July 30, at Pikehall, in the Derbyshire Dales explaining why the day had been cancelled.
It reads: “Unfortunately, we’ve had to take the difficult decision to cancel Sunday due to the adverse weather conditions across the weekend, after consulting all the relevant authorities.
“The safety of our guests, performers and crew is our primary concern and the potential risk was too severe for Sunday to go ahead. We are sorry for the disappointment and disruption caused to everyone who was looking forward to the final day of the festival.
“We understand that people will have questions about refunds. We will be giving all our guests further information about this over the coming days.”
Organisers already had to apologise to festival-goers on Friday, after torrential rain resulted in major headline band, the Vaccines being unable to perform.
If you are at Y Not Festival today, organisers are advising you to pack up and head home.
In a statement they said: “We advise people to pack their tents and belongings and leave the site calmly over the course of the day. The event team, security and stewards are here to help and assist.
“For those of you who are unable to leave the site today, Y Not will provide support in the form of campsites, welfare and food stalls which will be open and staffed throughout. If you are planning on staying, please do not pack up your tent and equipment.”
Derbyshire Police has issued a warning to those travelling around the A5012 near Pikehall, to expect heavy traffic as festival-goers leave the cancelled event.