Camp Bestival organisers 'devastated' after bad weather causes event to close a day early

Camp Bestival organisers 'devastated' after bad weather causes event to close a day early

Organisers of Camp Bestival have spoken of their sorrow after having to close the event a day early due to adverse weather.


Simple Minds had been due to headline the final day of the family-friendly festival, held at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, over the weekend. 

"We are utterly devastated and heartbroken to say that we have been advised by our safety teams that we can not re-open arenas again [on Sunday] due to the severe weather and the forecasting of continual high winds and rain today," said a statement from organisers Rob and Josie Da Bank and the Camp Bestival team. 

Other headline acts included Rick Astley, Clean Bandit and Orbital.

"We have had the best three days in Camp Bestival’s history, it’s been our greatest ever show with all our favourite performers, shows, stages and artists which we have thoroughly enjoyed sharing with you all," added the statement. "You are by far the best festival audience and we love you dearly. This has been such a tough decision, but the safety of all you guys, the families, kids, and our working staff has to be of paramount importance."

Camp Bestival is currently working with ticket agents to finalise its refund policy and will issue details on this website when it is ready. Ticketholders will be informed via email.

Bestival will take place at the same site later this week, from August 2-5, with headliners Silk City, London Grammar and M.I.A.


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