Cereals 2019: Photos and videos of rain, mud and stuck cars

Farmers have splashed and slithered their way into day two of the Cereals event in Lincolnshire, despite a washout first day which saw visitors without wellies regretting their footwear faux pas.

Yesterday (12 June), 35mm of rain fell on the Boothby Graffoe site, quickly forming muddy scenes reminiscent of Glastonbury Festival.

Late last night, the Cereals event organisers said they were “getting creative with parking” to make sure the show would go on.

See also: More coverage from Cereals 2019

Then, this morning, the organisers said arriving in a four-wheel-drive vehicle was “highly recommended”, prompting a torrent of concern from those with lesser-wheel-driven cars.

Waterlogged car parks filled with confident Land Rovers and assorted pickup trucks, as plucky cars floundered on the gripless green and brown sludge.

Visitors were undeterred by the soaking conditions.

Mud at Cereals © Tim Scrivener

© Tim Scrivener

Wellies were the order of the day when it came to negotiating boggy patches and major walkways.

Mud at Cereals © Tim Scrivener

© Tim Scrivener

Fancy footwear – Farmers Weekly plastic bags became the must-have accessory.

Mud at Cereals © Tim Scrivener

© Oli Hill/RBI

Heavy downpours didn’t put off these keen attendees.

Rain at Cereals © Tim Scrivener

© Tim Scrivener

Rain at Cereals © Tim Scrivener

© Tim Scrivener

Vehicles without four-wheel-drive struggled in the car parks.