Y Not music festival, a four-day event held in Derbyshire, has been abandoned on Sunday due to safety concerns of heavy rain and wind last weekend. Organisers called off the Sunday’s lineup after weather flooded the site becoming unsafe for festivalgoers.
The announcement was made through a statement on the festival website. “Unfortunately we’ve had to take the difficult decision to cancel Sunday due to the adverse weather conditions across the weekend, after consulting all the relevant authorities. The safety of our guests, performers and crew is our primary concern and the potential risk was too severe for Sunday to go ahead.
“On Saturday night it became increasingly clear conditions were deteriorating and at midnight there was not one agency which felt it was safe to continue.”
Heavy rain on the Friday night led the site near Matlock to flood and become swapped with mud, stopping headliners The Vaccines from performing. The band said in a tweet how sorry they were to be unable to perform.
— The Vaccines (@thevaccines) July 29, 2017
Special arrangements have been made to allow festivalgoers to leave the site after organisers advised it was best. However those who cannot leave until today (Monday) have been told that Y Not will “provide support in the form of campsites, welfare and food stalls”.
— Joe Pantling (@JoePantling1991) July 30, 2017