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VIDEO: Fisherman's Friends Save The Day At Glasto

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6:03am 30th June 2014

Cornwall's Fisherman's Friends came to the rescue when a power cut hit Glastonbury.

Organisers had to cut supplies to stages and halt performances after a thunder and lightning storm hit the Somerset festival.

The Port Isaac group were performing on the acoustic stage when it happened - but carried on performing from within the audience. Scroll down for the video.

Rudimental's set on the Pyramid Stage was cut short as the heavens opened, forcing many people to run for cover just before 6pm on Friday.

A message on large screens read: "Thank you for your patience, we apologise for the inconvenience.

"In the interests of safety it was necessary to temporarily stop the show. Live music will return to the stage shortly."

Rudimental tweeted: "Thanks for an amazing experience #glasto, unfortunately lightning struck the stage and we were forced to finish our set early."

The band's DJ Locksmith tweeted: "The weather broke my heart today ... #glasto."

Sunshine On A Rainy Day by pop singer Zoe was played over the speakers with the crowd waiting for the next act Lily Allen to perform.

Allen later took to the stage as performances resumed at 7pm.

The festival's Twitter page said: "The storm has passed. The sun is out. And all stages are running on schedule!"

Earlier, the Kaiser Chiefs and Blondie were among the first music acts to perform at the event which has so far seen more rain than sunshine.

The Other Stage was opened with a surprise performance by the Chiefs, warming up ahead of their headline slot on the John Peel Stage.

Lead singer, Falmouth's Ricky Wilson performed an energetic set, with the enthusiastic crowd singing along to their hit Ruby.

The day started with some steady rain but that has not deterred the thousands of music fans who have descended on the Worthy Farm site for the weekend.

And stallholders who are charging £15 a go for wellies and waterproofs have been enjoying a roaring trade.

Top of the bill this year are Metallica, Kasabian and Arcade Fire. Other acts scheduled to perform include Dolly Parton, Jack White, The Black Keys, Skrillex and Ed Sheeran.

Police said 85 crimes were reported within the first 48 hours of the festival opening its gates on Wednesday morning, a 30% decrease on last year.

About half of these were property thefts, with 30 people arrested so far.

One festival-goer has died after suffering a suspected reaction to ketamine.

The 26-year-old man, from Berkshire, died on Friday morning after being taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary in a "life-threatening condition" on Wednesday.

Police said it is not thought that the batch of the Class B drug the man took was contaminated.

A 67-year-old woman also died of natural causes at the site.

6:03am 30th June 2014

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