Glastonbury Stages And Live Streams Shut Down Due To Massive Electrical Storm

Rudimental's set with guest Ed Sheeran cut short thanks to rain and lightning!

Their set was hitting us like a bolt of lightning.
Rudimental ripping it up on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury [PA]Rudimental ripping it up on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury [PA]
But then an ACTUAL lightning bolt hit the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury and forced Rudimental to end their set early. This has now lead to every outdoor stage at Glastonbury being temporarily shut down till the rain and electrical storm pass.


Rudimental were reaching the finale of a hit packed set on the main stage that included a guest appearance from singer Ed Sheeran (who’ll be playing the same stage this Sunday).

We think it’s possible the Weather Wizards (shhh, they’re totally a thing)  decided this combination was just too incredible and that’s why they sent down the rain to put a stop to proceedings.
An arc of lightning comes down towards the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury [PA]An arc of lightning comes down towards the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury [PA]
Live streams of the major outdoor stages have also all been shut down, with BBC Glasto sending out this tweet to viewers at home:

The festival has been absolutely sodden since last night with torrential down pours turning the festival ground into a series of miniature muddy lakes. At the moment the rain is showing no signs of letting up with showers predicted across the week for the UK.
It's been torrential rain at Glastonbury. [Rex]It's been torrential rain at Glastonbury. [Rex]
The weekend will see headline performances from Arcade Fire, Kasabian and Metallica. Metallica have proven to be a controversial choice amongst celebs and punters alike since their announcement as the final act earlier this year. Much like Jay Z in 2008 it’s been argued that the band won’t fit with the peace and love vibes of the festival.

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Here’s hoping they manage to pull off a show like Hova and prove everyone wrong.

Douglas Booth looked seriously cool as he chilled out in blue baseball cap and Carrera sunnies.
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