Camp Bestival's Last Day Cancelled Due To Severe Weather Conditions

Camp Bestival
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Festival goers walk in the wind and rain at Camp Bestival, at Lulworth Castle near East Lulworth on July 29, 2018 in Dorset, England. 

Organizers say they're "utterly devoted and heartbroken" to close the festival early.

Heavy rain and high winds prompted a second festival to send attendees to evacuate over the weekend. Just like severe weather that shut down the first day of Panorama, Camp Bestival organizers had to cancel their event on its final day due to storms.

The family orientated event in Dorset, England, opened its gates on Thursday (July 26) and was slated to run through Sunday (July 29) with performances from Simple Minds and Shed Seven, with The Undertones scheduled to close out the festival at Lulworth Castle. However, when flood warnings were issued across England and Wales, organizers had no choice but to release a statement announcing the site was being closed down immediately. 

The statement read, "Dear Camp Bestival, 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 today due to the severe weather and the forecasting of continual high winds and rain today."

The letter went on to say that the campsite would remain open if anyone chose to stay regardless of conditions. Those who did stay shared footage of the extreme conditions that hit the site.

Check out the full update from Camp Bestival and videos of the extreme weather below.


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