James‘ Glastonbury set was delayed by 50 minutes as the Other Stage was fenced off.
The band were meant to start at 11am, but had to push back their performance while damage to the field was repaired.
Staff were still laying woodchips on the ground to soak up and cover excess mud that had gathered in front of the stage when their set time came around.
Festival organiser Michael Eavis spoke to the crowd once the work had been completed, announcing that the fences cordoning off the area were about to be removed.
“Move slowly forward to the front,” he warned. “James will be on stage in around six minutes. Thank you for coming, you really are the best audience in the whole wide world.”
A tweet posted on the official Glastonbury Twitter account informed festival-goers that updated stage times would be available soon.
“The Other Stage is opening now,” it read. “Apologies for the delay as we repaired damage to the field. We will post updated set times shortly.”