Tiree Music Festival cancelled due to ‘extreme weather conditions’

The Tiree Music Festival was due to take place this weekend but has now been cancelled

The Tiree Music Festival located on Tiree Island has been cancelled due to Wet, Wet, Wet weather in the Hebrides.

Organisers of the event – which was scheduled to take place from Friday July 7 until Sunday July 9 – have taken to social media to share the disappointing news.

Sharing a tweet thread, the festival wrote: “Due to the extreme weather conditions we have taken the incredibly difficult but necessary decision to cancel Tiree Music Festival 2023 and vacate all campers, glampers, visitors and vendors to safety.

“The safety of everyone on site is our number one priority and this decision is based on the advice of trusted partner authorities and our on-site health and safety, security, medical and event management teams following the extreme weather conditions we are facing.”

Meanwhile, a yellow ‘danger to life’ weather warning has been put in place as Scotland is set to be battered by by heavy rain and lightning storms

The Met Office said businesses and homes could be flooded due to sudden downpours and that buildings could be damaged by lightning strikes, hail and strong winds.

The yellow weather warning, which is in place from 9am on Saturday until midnight, covers most of the Highlands, central belt and the Scottish Borders, with parts of Aberdeenshire, Moray, Tayside and Fife also affected.

It comes as festival goers have been urged to brace for downpours as they attend TRNSMT at Glasgow Green over the weekend.

Forecasters have warned fast flowing water could pose a danger to life and some communities could be cut off by flooding, with as much as 50mm of rain falling in some areas over a short space of time.

Motorists have been urged to take care on roads and there are warnings train and bus services could also be affected by the weather.

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