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No Glastonbury Festival would be complete without the odd drop of rain and the heavens duly opened late this afternoon. And the music was switched for a time this evening on the Pyramid stage as thunderstorms cut the power.
But festival goers were not kept waiting for long and the weather failed to dampen the spirits.
ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:
A huge rainbow made a welcome appearance at the Glastonbury festival after thunder and lightning struck the Pyramid Stage as Rudimental were performing, cutting short their set.
All stages at the Glastonbury Festival have re-opened following a thunder storm that cut short Rudimental's performance.
Rudimental's Glastonbury set has been cut short by a thunder and lightning storm that hit the Pyramid Stage as they were performing.
Organisers were forced to pull the plug on the London drum 'n' bass act after the storm interrupted their rendition of Waiting All Night.
Festival-goers at Glastonbury enjoyed a brief spell of sunshine this afternoon, with one newlywed music fan donning a white wedding dress and veil to the event's mud-drenched fields.
Avon and Somerset Police say 85 crimes were reported within the first 48 hours of the Glastonbury festival opening its gates on Wednesday morning. That's a 30% decrease on last year.
About half of these were property thefts, with 30 people arrested so far.
Police said they used tracking software to locate one stolen phone and arrested a woman overnight.
Inspector Liz Hughes, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "Thanks to a tracking app, we've been able to recover a stolen phone, which shows that they really do work."
"They are really useful and I would urge anyone who hasn't already got one installed to do so today."
"We've also arrested three men on suspicion of theft and this shows that there are a very small number of people who come here intending to steal and spoil the fun for everyone else."
"While the arrests are a positive step, it's a reminder to us all to look after your possessions very carefully."
In keeping with Glastonbury tradition, visitors to the famous music festival have been met with damp, rainy conditions on Friday as the Kaiser Chiefs opened the event in a surprise set.
Glastonbury-goers will be treated to their first day of big music acts today with Arcade Fire headlining the Pyramid Stage later.
Campers will be hoping for clear skies after rain dampened proceedings yesterday afternoon but are likely to be disappointed as more is forecast with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning alert.
Among the acts performing on the Pyramid Stage today are Elbow, Lily Allen and Rudimental, while others include Haim, MIA and Jurassic 5.
Also playing on some of the more than 100 stages at the site will be Crystal Fighters, Metronomy, Wild Beasts and Blondie.
Aside from the music, The Left Field, which is celebrating its 10th year this year and describes itself as the "meeting place of pop and politics", will be opened with a tribute to Labour stalwart Tony Benn, who died earlier this year.
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