27 Jun 2014

Storms shut Glastonbury stages – mudfest ahoy?

A massive electrical storm forces Glastonbury Festival organisers to shut off the power and close the stages – but the show must go on, with crowds joining an Always Look On The Bright Side singalong.

The sunshine in the afternoon went to many of the Glastonbury revellers’ heads, after dire forecasts of a complete festival wash-out.

But ominous clouds gathered late on Friday and unleashed rain, thunder and lightning, forcing organisers to shut off the power and close the stages.

The forecast for the rest of the Glasto weekend remains mixed - check out Liam Dutton on the latest 

On the Pyramid stage, dance act Rudimental came back on to wave, but did not finish their set. In the circus tent, one compere bravely continued despite first the sound, then the lights, being shut off – leading eventually to a rousing chorus of Always Look On The Bright Side of Life from the audience.

The power was quickly restored to most areas of the festival as the storm passed and music resumed across the Worthy Farm site. The show must go on (in wellies)!