U.K. Dance Music Festival Creamfields Ends A Day Early Amid Rain, Flooding
Deadmau5, Tiesto and Richie Hawtin were among those supposed to play at the event on Sunday.
LONDON - The Creamfields dance music festival, one of the big British summer music events, ended a day early as organizers cancelled Sunday's planned closing day performances amid heavy overnight rain that caused flooding.
Deadmau5, Tiesto, Richie Hawtin, Paul van Dyk, James Zabiela, Hernan Cattaneo and Groove Armada were among the big electronic music acts scheduled to play at the festival on Sunday.
Organizers call the event "the world's leading dance music festival."
The festival said on its web site Sunday morning that the event location in Daresbury in Cheshire, England had been closed. It also told visitors to leave and day pass holders not to travel to the town.
"It is with regret that today’s event at Creamfields has been cancelled due to significant rainfall overnight and on-site flooding," the organizers said on the Creamfields web site. "Every effort has been made to continue with the event and following an evaluation of the site the decision has been made by the promoters, Cheshire Police and multi agencies on site to close today’s final day in the interest of health and safety."
The site added that the downpour overnight left many areas of the festival site unusable. "It is our primary concern at this time that assistance is given to those on site and ensure those campers exit safely," the organizers said.