THE organisers of Boardmasters festival have shared more details behind their reasons for cancelling the event, which was supposed to have taken place this weekend.

Posting on the event's Facebook page, those behind the event thanked people for their messages of support.

It went on to say that, last Tuesday evening, they received information about worsening weather, with 60mph – gale force 10 – winds forecast from Friday afternoon to this morning (Sunday).

The statement read: "High winds are extremely dangerous at festivals. Temporary structures are simply not able to withstand sustained levels of high winds. Following consultation with our safety advisors and the local authorities, it was clear the risk was too severe and the show could not run.

"We knew that some of you were already travelling. We knew that all of you would be upset and disappointed. We did everything we could, and explored all options to try and keep the festival running, but late on Tuesday evening the call was taken and we had no choice but to cancel.

"We couldn’t risk your safety. It was a devastating decision to make, with the festival built and looking amazing, and was not one we made lightly."

The organisers went on to thank people for their patience in regards to ticket refunds.

The statement continued: "Please know, ticket refunds are a priority and we are working as quickly and as hard as we can to get these to you.

• Anyone who purchased tickets via the Boardmasters website and official ticket sellers will receive a refund in full for the face value of their ticket

• Ticket refunds will be automatically processed by our official sellers

• Big Green Coach are refunding coach tickets directly to customers and will be refunding the face value of festival tickets

• Unused GWR train tickets for Boardmasters can be refunded at point of purchase

• We will communicate further details as soon as possible via email, our social channels and

"It’s a very surreal feeling to be taking down a show that was set to be our best yet.

"A lot of incredible people put their heart and soul into Boardies 2019. From our fans to the artists and our site crew, our street team and ambassadors, our sponsors and partners, event managers, friends, advisors and everyone we know, love and work alongside – to our Boardmasters family – thank you."