The final day of Governors Ball 2016 has been canceled, following a severe weather warning in the New York City area, the festival announced Sunday.
The festival released a statement early Sunday afternoon, after weather forecasts predicted lightning storms later in the day. Safety, of course, is the festival's primary concern. Full refunds will be provided for everyone who purchased tickets for Sunday's show exclusively, while partial/pro-rated refunds will be delivered to attendees with three-day passes.
Sunday was supposed to cap a big finale for the fest, which had just announced a surprise headlining performance from supergroup Prophets of Rage. Kanye West was also slated to perform his first major festival date in support of his album The Life of Pablo.
The full statement from the festival can be read below:
"Sunday, June 5th of Gov Ball 2016 has officially been cancelled, due to severe weather and a high likelihood of lightning in the area. The safety of fans, artists and crew always comes first. All customers who purchased a Sunday ticket and Sunday transportation ticket through the Gov Ball Ticketing page will receive a refund (including fees and shipping, if applicable) directly to the account used to purchase. All customers who purchased a 3-Day Pass and 3-day Transportation pass directly through the Gov Ball Ticketing page will receive a partial/pro-rated refund (including fees and shipping, if applicable) directly to the account used to purchase.
At this time we expect all refunds to be processed within 21 days. All partial refunds will be based on the ticket price at which the ticket was purchased.
If the original card used for purchase has expired or been updated, the refund should still be processed through the account used to purchase. No additional action is needed by the original purchaser. If your credit card used for purchase has been canceled or is now expired, the bank or credit card company will normally reroute the credit amount issued to the current account or card for use. Please do not send any credit card or account information via email to email@example.com.
Only primary ticket purchasers will receive a refund. We apologize for any inconvenience, but if you did not purchase your ticket directly through the official Gov Ball website, we can not handle refund requests. Please contact the person / party you purchased your ticket through if you did not purchase your ticket directly through the official Gov Ball Ticketing site.
This process takes time and all parties involved are working incredibly hard to expedite the process to ensure everyone that is entitled to a refund receives it as quickly as possible.
Stay tuned for more information at govball.com/updates, and please bear with us. We are just as devastated as you are."
Watch below as Governors Ball Day 1 performers Bloc Party tell us about their experiences at festivals on the Gov Ball grounds: