After a sustained three-hour downpour, the low-lying ground in front of the stage became dangerously waterlogged, leaving festival chief Rob da Bank with no choice but to pull the plug.
The Isle Of Wight bash has been plagued by atrocious weather all weekend, including ferocious winds as well as heavy rain, although da Bank remained confident that the harsh conditions would not dim revellers’ spirits.
He told NME.COM: “Obviously people are going to moan about the rain but but I’ve been to enough muddy Glastonburys to know that things always come good in the end. I’ve had loads of people come up to me and say this is actually the best Bestival they’ve ever been to. Onwards and upwards!”
Rob da Bank is blogging exclusively for NME.COM from the bash all weekend. Check the NME Festival Blog to keep up with his Bestival musings.