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Hundreds of cars towed after Festival No.6 carpark floods

Hundreds of festival-goers were left stuck in the mud this weekend after the carpark at Portmeirion's Festival No.6 flooded.

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At one point as many as 18 tractors were being used to tow vehicles from the park and ride field, after a nearby river burst its banks.

Hundreds of people were forced to wait overnight in a nearby leisure centre, with members of the British Red Cross helping to provide welfare and refreshments.

In a statement on the Festival's website, organisers apologised and offered advice on what to do, including how to claim a refund.

Due to adverse weather conditions this weekend the river has burst its banks. In response the festival is doing everything it can to assist you in exiting the car parking fields.

We sincerely apologise for the issues you have been experiencing at Park and Ride and thank you for your patience and cooperation. If you could assist us by following the direction of our staff it will help us to get you home as quickly and safely as possible.

– Festival No.6 website
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The festival, which is now in its fifth year, hosted the likes of Hot Chip, Bastille and Noel Gallagher, but all some people on Twitter could talk about was the weather.

An official statement on the event's website said 90% of cars on the park and ride site had been exited, and that work was still ongoing to clear the site.

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