Electrical storm threatens to derail The Horrors' headline set at Y Not festival

Mystery Jets forced to leave the stage halfway through their performance at the Derbyshire event

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An electrical storm threatened to derail The Horrors' headline set at Y Not festival last night (Aug 2).

The poor weather escalated as Mystery Jets, the penultimate band to perform on the Big Gin stage, began their performance. Opening with 'Someone Purer' from their 2012 album 'Radlands', the London band only managed to play three further songs before being told to evacuate the stage.

With a sign on the big screen informing festival-goers the band would be back as soon it was safe, it was unclear whether The Horrors would be able to close the first day of the event as planned. But half an hour after they were due to take to the stage, the quartet were able to begin their set. "How are you all doing?" asked frontman Faris Badwan as his bandmates finished setting up. "Well done for sticking it out."

The band then launched into a shortened set with 'Mirrror's Image' from the album 'Primary Colours'. As the rain continued to fall, Badwan told the audience before 'Scarlet Fields': "It's impressive how much energy you've got from being in the pissing rain all day."

No new songs were featured in the set, despite 'Elixir Spring' originally being included on the set list. Closing with 'Moving Further Away', Badwan thanked fans for watching them, saying "you've been a fantastic audience."

Earlier in the day Reverend And The Makers played a surprise set on the Big Gin stage, whilst Liverpudlian psych trio Stealing Sheep performed tracks from their debut album 'Into The Diamond Sun' at The Quarry. East Londoners Chapel Club also performed on the latter stage, playing new material and songs from their second album 'Good Together', whilst singer Lewis Bowman told the crowd as their set came to a close "we've only got half an hour to play but it's been great so far."

Y Not continues today with performances from Swim Deep, Chloe Howl, Drenge and Sky Larkin. The Cribs headline.

The Horrors played:

'Mirror's Image'
'Who Can Say'
'Scarlet Fields'
'I Can See Through You'
'Sea Within A Sea'
'Still Life'
'Moving Further Away'


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