Campers Struggle in High Winds as Violent Storm Leads to Cancellation of French Festival

Storms brought violent winds to eastern France on Thursday, June 30, and prompted the cancellation of the first day of Eurockéennes de Belfort, one of France’s largest rock music festivals.

Meteo France, the country’s weather service, issued an orange alert for 11 departments that day as violent storms bringing hail, strong winds and heavy rain were forecast.

Video filmed by Eliott Schillinger shows the inside of a tent blowing in the wind at Eurockeennes de Belfort festival in Sermamagny.

Eurockéennes de Belfort announced that the first day of the festival was cancelled and concerts on July 1 would not be able to take place due to the weather. The festival got underway on July 2. Credit: Eliott Schillinger via Storyful