But it didn’t stop thousands of festivalgoers descending on Hillsborough Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to see a top line-up.
Headliners Richard Ashcroft, Courteeners and Paul Heaton rocked the Sarah Nulty Main Stage. Other acts included Bloc Party, Blossoms,Kaiser Chiefs and the Sugababes and a surprise performance from McFly.
If you missed out on the event, don’t worry. Here is a collection of photos of all the live stage action over the weekend.