Downs Festival: how Elbow's Guy Garvey handled a streaker who crashed the stage

Guy Garvey had the perfect response to the streaker. Credit: Jane Solomons

Crowds watching Elbow headline at the Downs Festival in Bristol got a little more than they bargained for - when a naked man ran on stage.

Dressed only in his socks - the unknown man managed to dodge security and appeared fully nude in front of the thousands of people gathered to watch the set.

But lead singer Guy Garvey was unperturbed by this surprise appearance - joining the naked man for a little dance.

The crowd were delighted with how gracefully he dealt with the situation, tweeting their support.

And Mr Garvey even encouraged them to give their performance a little clap as the streaker was escorted off the stage.

A final flourish - Guy Garvey invites the crowd to say goodbye to the surprise streaker. Credit: Richard Lawson