Creamfields ends early following heavy flooding

The final day of Creamfields is cancelled after flooding renders the festival site 'unusable'

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The final day of Creamfields has been cancelled after flooding made the festival site unusable.

Earlier today (August 26), organisers closed entrances to the site in Daresbury, Cheshire following heavy overnight rainfall. In a decision made jointly with local police, they have now decided to evacuate the site fully and cancelled today's scheduled performances.

A message on the festival's website reads: "It is with regret that today’s event at Creamfields has been cancelled due to significant rainfall overnight and on site flooding. 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 message continues: "The heavy downpour overnight has created issues across the site leaving many areas unusable. It is our primary concern at this time that assistance is given to those on site and ensure those campers exit safely." Organisers have advised those affected by the cancellation to check the event's Facebook page and Twitter feed for further updates.

Today (August 26) was to be the final day of Creamfields 2012, which bills itself as "the world's leading dance music festival" and has taken place on the Daresbury site since 2008. Acts scheduled to perform included Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Axwell, Sub Focus and Tiësto.

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