Attendees braved the rain on Sunday afternoon as the four-day Hunter Mountain event in New York came to a close, catching sets by artists like the Ballroom Thieves and blues rockers the London Souls, but organisers had to call off the remainder of the day's line-up when a thunderstorm began to roll in.
"We are devastated to make this decision, but the safety of our fans, artists and crew always comes first," read a statement issued by Mountain Jam officials. "We need to evacuate the festival grounds immediately."
Mountain Jam wasn't the only Big Apple festival affected by the inclement weather. The third and final day of Governors Ball on Randall's Island, where Kanye West had been due to headline, was also scrapped due to safety concerns.
Instead, Kanye headed to nearby New Jersey to join his G.O.O.D. Music artists Big Sean and Pusha T onstage at the Hot 97 Summer Jam bash, which went on as scheduled at the MetLife Stadium after earlier pre-show segments were cancelled due to the heavy rain.
Kanye later returned to New York City and announced plans to stage a free make-up show at Webster Hall in the early hours of Monday morning (06Jun16), but the gig was shut down after thousands of fans swarmed the venue, causing chaos for the New York Police Department. The rap superstar's wife, Kim Kardashian, has since claimed Kanye will make it up to Governors Ball festival fans with another concert in the city soon.