Creamfields shuts entrances after festival site hit by heavy flooding

Fans due to attend the festival in Daresbury, Cheshire today will be not admitted

Creamfields has been forced to close its entrances after the festival site was hit by heavy flooding overnight.

Fans due to attend the dance festival in Daresbury, Cheshire today (August 26) will not be admitted. A message on the Creamfields Facebook page posted earlier this morning reads: “Due to adverse weather conditions overnight anyone with a ticket for today’s event should not come to site. The site is currently closed and access will not be granted. Further updates will follow.”

However, organisers have made no announcements about forcibly evacuating the site or cancelling today’s programme of events. A message on the Creamfields website adds: “No serious casualties have been reported and Cheshire Police and partner agencies are supporting event organisers in ensuring the safety and welfare of festival goers during this time.”

The message also advises that “festival goers attempting to leave the site should follow the directions of event staff to ensure the best exit route”. Further updates from the organisers will follow in due course.

Today (August 26) is 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 today include Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Axwell, Sub Focus and Tiësto.