DEAD LOSS

Dead 60s and The Subways are among the bands whose sets have suffered...

Six bands due to open GLASTONBURY this year have their sets pulled after a massive downpour in the early hours of this morning.

The first two bands on the Pyramid Stage (The Subways, Adjagas) and Other Stage (Tom Vek, Black Bud, Dead 60s) had to have their sets pulled after the deluge caused ankle deep flooding around the stages leading to health and safety concerns.

Organisers hope to re-arrange all of the bands sets for later in the weekend, with the exception of the Dead 60s whose set has been cancelled outright.

Organisers told NME.COM that the sudden downpour had left the stages suffering with power problems and issues with health and safety.

A Glastonbury attendee, Barney Simpson, told NME.COM: “It was brilliant sun yesterday, the best one I can remember. Then just after dawn at about 5am the heavens opened. It was like a flash flood running through the campsite. Many areas are ankle-deep in water. It does look like it’s getting better now though. I’m still looking forward to it.”

Organiser Michael Eavis has said that despite the huge change in the weater, he doesn’t anticipate a return to the muddy festivals of 1997 and 1998, due to better drainage. Organisers are currently predicting rain for until mid-afternoon.

He said: “It’s different from 1997 when the site was very muddy. We’ve had four or five days of good weather so the ground is firm. We’ve also spent a lot of money on the drainage, so the main site should be OK.”