This weekend’s Rock Am Ring in Germany at Mendig Airfield, and The Governors Ball Music Festival on New York City’s Randall’s Island have been both cancelled due to serious climate last weekend.
The 31st edition Rock Am Ring was cancelled on the third and final day of the sell-out event after lightning hurt at least 80 fans. Organisers took the choice following local authorities revoked its licence early on Sunday morning when a lot more bad climate was forecast. The music programme was halted on afternoon Saturday throughout continued thunderstorms, with festival goers obtaining to shelter in cars and tents.
Across the Atlantic New York’s Governors Ball was also cancelled on its final day due to poor weather, after climate forecasters predicted lightning strikes, hail, damaging wind gusts and flooding across the city.
American festivals have had a hard time of it so far this year, last month’s Levitation festival also had the plug pulled before the gates could open due to security issues relating to unsafe weather, and feasible flooding of the Colorado River. Some quarters of the American press known as the occasion the 1st festival to be cancelled due to climate adjust.
In the previous Bearded Theory in 2009 was hit by a tornado, and Wakestock 2012, Glade Festival in 2007 and Glastonbury Festival in 2005 were produced memorable soon after becoming hit by flooding. But there have been comparatively handful of current festivals disrupted by poor weather in the UK. Final weekend’s events enjoyed decent climate and let’s hope that freak climate conditions cause no disruptions this summer time.