Brighton Land Beyond Festival cancelled as high winds cause ‘irreparable damage’

A music festival in Brighton has been cancelled due to high winds.

The organisers of the Land Beyond Festival said Saturday’s event at East Brighton Park would not take place due to damage to the main tent.

In a statement, the organisers said: “Due to the severe weather conditions and extremely high winds causing irreparable damage to our big top tent, we have had no option but to unfortunately cancel today’s event.

“The safety of our customers, staff and artists has to be prioritised and the event has been deemed unsafe to go ahead today.

“We are doing everything possible to make sure Sunday 9th June (day two) still goes ahead as planned and we will be releasing more information throughout the day as soon as we have it.

“We are truly sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

Saturday ticket holders were advised to email brightonbeatsfestival@gmail.com for information regarding refunds.