First day of Something in the Water festival canceled due to severe weather

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A severe weather threat has canceled the start of the highly-anticipated Something in the Water festival. More than 25,000 music fans are expected to attend the three-day festival in Virginia Beach this weekend.

The opening acts were scheduled to take to the oceanfront stage at 2 p.m. Friday.

“Please clear the beach and take immediate shelter as another severe weather system is approaching,” the festival tweeted shortly after 4:30 p.m. “We will continue to monitor and update you accordingly.”

“Safety is our #1 priority at SOMETHING IN THE WATER. Doors to the festival venue are still postponed,” the festival tweeted at 3 p.m. “There is an active weather alert and incoming weather systems. Please calmly disperse from the beach and boardwalk.”

This is a developing story. Festival-goers can send news tips, photos, and video here.

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