Popular dance music festival Creamfields has been closed early by organisers due to floods caused by torrential rain.
The event in Daresbury, Cheshire was due to continue today (Sunday), with headliners such as DeadMau5 and Calvin Harris set to play tonight.
However, overnight downpours left the site sodden and organisers have pulled the plug. A statement from Creamfields founders Cream said: "It is with regret that today’s event at Creamfields has been cancelled due to significant rainfall overnight and on site flooding.
"Every effort has been made to continue with the event and following an evaluation of the site the decision has been made by the promoters, Cheshire Police and multi agencies on site to close today’s final day in the interest of Health and Safety.
"The heavy downpour overnight has created issues across the site leaving many areas unusable. It is our primary concern at this time that assistance is given to those on site and ensure those campers exit safely."
Cheshire Poilce said there was both localised flooding on the festival site and on roads around the A56 in Daresbury. Those travelling to the site to collect friends and family are being urged to head to the North pick up point, which is off the A56 - this is clearly signposted.
Additional free shuttle buses are being made available to local railway stations in Warrington, Runcorn, Manchester and Liverpool.
Chief Inspector Bev Raistrick said: "Our priority at this time is to ensure that assistance is given to those on the site and to ensure that anyone who has camped overnight can leave safely and via the most appropriate routes.
"Public safety remains the top priority - it is vital that festival goers assist by following all instructions and directions by police and stewards.
"Extensive planning between Cheshire Police, the two local authorities, other agencies and the Creamfields management team has taken place over the past year and contingency plans have been developed to ensure we are able to deal effectively and efficiently with every eventuality.
"Anyone travelling in the area is being warned that roads will be busier than normal as people leave the site."