'The extremes are more significant than ever': Festivals backed to rebound from summer weather woes

James Hanley

UK festival bosses are remaining resolute in the face of the adverse weather conditions that have caused the cancellation of a trio of popular events this summer.

Cornwall’s 53,000-capacity Boardmasters festival became the highest-profile casualty of the 2019 season earlier this month when it was pulled by promoters at the 11th hour due to forecasted high winds.

Cheshire’s Rewind North and Norfolk’s electronic music-oriented Houghton Festival also fell victim to the elements.

Jon Drape, MD of festival production company Ground ...

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