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Refunds promised after storms hit Camp Bestival

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7 August 2018
Camp-Bestival-cancelled

ORGANISERS OF the 35,000-capacity Camp Bestival in Dorset say they are working with ticket agents to finalise refunds, after the final day of the event was called off following severe weather.

All performances on the last day of the four-day festival at Lulworth Castle, including Simple Minds, were cancelled as torrential rain and strong winds battered the site.

“We are utterly devastated and heartbroken to say that we have been advised by our safety teams that we cannot re-open the arenas again [on 29 July] due to the severe weather and the forecasting of continual high winds and rain today,” said a statement at the time from organisers Rob and Josie Da Bank.

“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.”

As yet details of the refunds available have not been revealed, but will be announced on the festival’s website “as quickly as possible” and ticketholders contacted by email.

Those using the festival’s cashless payment system have been advised to hold onto their wristbands until refunds are received.

Acts who performed included Clean Bandit, Rick Astley and Jesus Jones.

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