Cornish musical festival Boardmasters has been cancelled for the second year running.

Organisers have announced in the last few minutes that due the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Newquay festival was no longer going ahead this August.

In a statement on the event website and on Facebook, organisers said: "We are absolutely gutted to announce, that due to the on-going pandemic, Boardmasters can no longer take place this summer.

"This is particularly heart-breaking given the events of 2019, but the safety of everyone involved in the festival as well as the local community in Cornwall comes first.

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"If you’re a ticket holder, you’ll be able to transfer your booking over to Boardmasters 2021 or request a full refund."

They said that for anyone wanting to keep their tickets for Boardmasters 2021, there is no need to do anything. These will be converted to the Tier 1 2020 price.

For anyone who purchased a ticket at Tier 2 or higher, the event with either refund the difference or take the amount off the final balance, for those on deposit or payment plans.

However, ticket holders can also get a refund for the full value of the order, including booking fees.

They should look out for an email within the next 72 hours, explaining how to let organisers know they wish to refund their tickets. 

Boardmasters will instead take place in Newquay on August 11 to 15, 2021.

This year's event was to have featured headline acts such as the Kings of Leon, The Kooks and The 1975.

The event was cancelled last summer due to a severe weather warning.