Strong winds cut short Elton John gig

Elton John had to disappoint fans when strong winds forced the concert to end Credit: REUTERS/Nikola Solic

A concert by Sir Elton John at a new venue in Blackpool was cut short tonight by strong winds.

Nearly two hours into his set, Elton told a disappointed crowd of almost 11,000 that on police advice he had been told to stop playing.

"I have been told there is some really bad weather on the way. The police say you need to leave right now in an orderly fashion. I'm sorry but I don't want anyone to be hurt. I'll make it up to you."