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Camp Bestival called off as high winds send tents flying

Camp Bestival organisers have cancelled the festival due to bad weather.

After weeks of high temperatures in the UK, thunderstorms, high winds and rain caused many tents to flood.

A video showed a tent coming close to taking off and the steel perimeter fence collapsed in places.

"My husband got hit in the face with a tent before it took off into the sky like a kite," the filmer said.

"People dumped tents and camping gear to make a quick exit," she added.

The festival, held at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, was supposed to close tonight (29 July).