High Tide Prevents Kaiser Chiefs Gig

Kaiser Chiefs were scheduled to play Night Air, which is part of the annual Bournemouth Air Festival (Aug. 18-21) in the UK, but strong winds and high tides Aug. 20 prevented the gig that was to take place on the stage at Boscombe Beach.

The water levels damaged the stage, which is why the subsequent events scheduled to take place in the Boscombe Pier area were also canceled.

“This decision was taken in the interest of public safety and the organisers are grateful for the cooperation and understanding of everyone involved,” read a statement by organizers Wave 105. “Ticket holders will be contacted in the next few days once the insurance company has been consulted.”

Apart from that, the ninth edition of Bournemouth Air Festival was a successful one, attracting some 700,000 people over the course of the weekend.

The Kaiser Chiefs released a video, in which lead singer Ricky Wilson apologized to fans. “The stage was in danger, and they didn’t want it falling on you or for us to be on it when it fell,” he said.