Lightning strikes at Huntingdon's Secret Garden Party music and arts festival damaging an art boat.
Some Secret Garden Party artwork was damaged by Tuesday's storm
The Secret Garden Party festival has been struck by a bolt of lightning ahead of its opening on July 25th 2013.
The Cambridgeshire independent festival, which has played host to a range of musicians and artists since it started in 2004, was on the end of a particularly nasty storm last night (July 23rd 2013), and suffered a dramatic lightning strike on a large art installation that had been put up prior to the weekend event. It also damaged the Lake Stage in the middle of the lake at the Mill Hill Field, Grange Farm venue in Abbots Ripton. Event organiser Fred Fellowed informed the press, 'It was a brutal storm last night; a good watering for the garden but our lake art installation took a direct hit around 2am.' Though, he was able to look on the amusing side of their bad luck: 'I wonder if we are inviting trouble by having the theme 'Superstition' this year?'
We're certainly hoping that there aren't any more accidents over the weekend, though, according to the Met Office website, weather warnings for rain have been issued for Saturday and Sunday. Revellers shouldn't worry though; as the saying goes, 'Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.' Instead, prepare yourselves for an even more electrifying time with headline sets from Regina Spektor, Faithless, Django Django and 2ManyDJ's who will be playing alongside the likes of The Strypes, Bastille, Big Youth, Wolf Alice, Childhood, Eliza and The Bear, Public Service Broadcasting and many more spectacular acts!