Rudimental’s Glastonbury Set Cut Short By Lightning

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June 27, 2014 | 3:12pm EST

Dance stars Rudimental had to cut short their set at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival on Friday after lightning struck just feet from the stage they were performing on.
Clouds began gathering in the skies as the Home hitmakers kicked off their evening gig on the main Pyramid stage and many fans decided to take cover as the rain started to fall.
The wet weather quickly turned into a thunderstorm and organizers decided to cut the power to all the Glastonbury stages and halt the first official day of performances as lightning struck during the band’s final track, Waiting All Night.
Rudimental were ushered off stage as a festival official appeared on the platform and urged fans to take cover.
The stars took to their blog after the shortened show to express their gratitude to fans who braved the awful weather, writing, “Thanks for an amazing experience #glasto unfortunately lightning struck the stage and we were forced to finish our set early”.
The weather cleared up an hour later and the performances resumed with acts including Lily Allen, Foster The People and Interpol playing as scheduled.