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Power surge blacks out Benicassim during Albert Hammond Jr's set

There's been a massive power failure at this years' Benicassim, forcing Albert Hammond Jr's performance on the main stage to end early.

A power surge half way through caused a blackout in the mainstage area, causing the lights and sound to go out accross the whole site.

CSS playing over on the Fiberfib stage have also been affected, three songs into their performance. During new track 'The Beautiful Song' the lights and sound went out. They are still waiting to see if they can go back on stage.

Emergency power genarators are curently in force and I can type, miraculously, though at points in the last half hour, in the dark!

Hopefully full service will be resumed shortly - though with the knock on effect of time delays - hopefully it won't be too chaotic - we need music!


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