This year's Boardmasters festival in Newquay has been cancelled due to weather warnings.

Organisers have just announced this evening that the highly anticipated event, which was due to start tomorrow, would no longer be taking place.

In a statement just released on Facebook they 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 this 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.

" Refund advice will be shared as soon as possible - please follow Boardmasters’ social media for official updates.

" 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."

Disappointed and angry ticket holders have already been making their feelings known, with some saying they had just driven 200 miles to be there.