Andy Cole, Vice Chair of Newquay Business Improvement District, said: “Everyone across Newquay is understandably disappointed that the 2019 Boardmasters music festival at Watergate Bay will not now be going ahead, but we are all fully supportive of the Boardmasters’ commendable decision which put vital safety concerns first and foremost.  However, as Cornwall’s leading lifestyle destination, Newquay town is very much open and welcoming visitors across the rest of this week and across the weekend.  We’ve got the WQS surf contest ongoing at our world-renowned Fistral Beach and a plethora of activities, events and happenings for people of all ages right across our beautiful resort. Newquay BID will be collating these and sharing info about these opportunities across its social channels – Newquay BID and LoveNQY – across the coming days.  We are also aware that there is still a small amount of accommodation available and those who would like to enjoy a brilliant overnight break in Newquay are encouraged to follow our channels for details of this availability. However, we would echo the Cornwall Council advice that people should ensure they have confirmed accommodation booked before they travel here. We all look forward to seeing thousands of visitors enjoying all that is great about Newquay across the course of the extended weekend and thank all of our BID members, Newquay Town Council, Newquay Tourist Information Centre, Devon & Cornwall Police and the Boardmasters team for all pulling together to make sure that those who are here have a memorable weekend all the same.”

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