Y Not Festival closes early after poor weather leads to safety fears

Following the cancellation of Friday night’s headliner Y Not Festival has today called off their final day after continuing bad weather causes safety concerns. The festival has advised festival goers to leave the site and said no bands will play today (Sunday 30 July 2017).

The festival posted a statement to Facebook on Sunday morning reading: “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.

“We are very sorry for the disappointment and disruption caused to everyone who was looking forward to the final day of the festival. We understand that people will have questions about refunds. We will be giving all our guests further information about this over the coming days.”

The statement went on to provide information about facilities remaining on site and about safely leaving the festival, which takes place at Pikehall.

The statement ended, “Ending Y NOT 2017 like this was an incredibly difficult decision and we are as disappointed as you are. Getting guests off site safely is our number one priority. Please bear with us and if you do need to contact us please be advised that our response may be a little delayed at this time.”

There was a mixed reaction to the decision in the post comment section with some anger and disappointment aimed at organisers while others backed the decision to cancel and in putting safety first.

The sold out festival was set to be headlined on Friday by The Vaccines but the set was cancelled after poor weather made for a difficult start to this year’s event. Saturday bands, including Stereophonics went ahead, but all of Sunday’s line-up including a planned sets on the main stage from Two Door Cinema Club, Happy Mondays and Maxïmo Park were all cancelled.

Find further information from Y Not on their Facebook page or their website.

Elsewhere in Derbyshire Indietracks Festival, held at the Midland Railway Centre near Ripley, had a successful Saturday with a main stage headline set from The Wedding Present and sets throughout the day from Joanna Gruesome, Hayman Kupa Band, Peaness, and Frankie Cosmos. The festival continues today (Sunday 30) with performances from The Tuts, Skinny Girl Diet and Cate Le Bon.

Image by Adam Burzynski / Strawberry Photographic.

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