Storm causes powercut on Glastonbury main stage

A heavy thunderstorm directly above the Glastonbury Festival site has resulted in a power cut to the main stage, during Rudimental's performance.

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Glastonbury Festival factfile: 10 things you might not know

The festival is world famous Credit: PA

1 - Glastonbury is the world's biggest open air arts and music festival

2 - it began the day after Jimi Hendrix died, in 1970.

Jimi Hendrix Credit: PA

3 - The attendance was a comparatively minuscule 1,500 with a £1 entrance fee and the offer of free milk from Worthy Farm.

4 - Mick Ringham was the very first Glastonbury DJ is now an estate agent.

Around 150,000 people attend every year Credit: PA

5 - Glastonbury uses about 3000 megawatts of electricity over a single weekend which is similar to the city of Bath.

6 - The Festival site covers 900 acres in the mystical Vale of Avalon.

7 - The main stage, Pyramid, is on a ley line that connects Glastonbury to Stonehenge.

Michael Eavis started the festival and still runs it today Credit: PA

8 - According to legend, Pilton, where Worthy Farm is situated, was once visited by Jesus Christ and his great-uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, on their way to the tin and lead mines nearby.

9 - The 1998 festival saw the invention of a new sport, mud-surfing.

10 - In 2005, there was two months' rainfall in a few hours, with car parks left under water and canoes used as transport.

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