Rudimental say ‘epic’ lightning that halted Glastonbury set prevented John Newman cameo

Band describe their set being cut short as 'upsetting'

Rudimental have said the “epic” electrical storm that caused their set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to be cut short was “really upsetting” ­– watch the video interview above.

The group were coming towards the end of their set on the main stage yesterday evening (June 27), when an electrical storm hit, causing their set to be cut short.

“Lightning struck and we had to get off basically,” the band’s Amir Amor said. “So they cut everything. The electricity went out… It was quite epic really, I mean we really wanted to finish our set… It was really upsetting.”

“It was a bit unfortunate because the set was going so well,” Kesi Dryden added, confirming that they had planned to bring John Newman out onstage for their set closer, ‘Feel The Love’. “It was amazing seeing all the fans loving it and we were loving it.”