Kiwi pop star Lorde’s performance at the Lollapalooza music festival was cut short due to bad weather conditions.
The singer had just begun her headlining set when she was dramatically shut down just four songs into the performance and tens of thousands of fans were evacuated.
She was rumoured to be about to play Hard Feelings, a song from her recently released second album, Melodrama, for the first time live. “I wanna do something I’ve never done before,” she said before her production manager interrupted her and took her off stage.
“The festival said the weather is too crazy for us to play right now,” Lorde told the crowd after being told to leave the stage suddenly. “I will be back for you I promise. I’m going to do everything I can. We’ll be back. Have a drink. I’m sorry, I love you, I’ll be back.”
Soon after, Lollapalooza organisers tweeted that the four-day festival had been cancelled for the rest of the day due to severe weather conditions.
The Kiwi singer then took to Twitter to express her disappointment:
Heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning had been predicted to hit the festival’s first day, but the show had gone mostly without a hitch, as acts like Wiz Khalifa and Cage the Elephant performed.
Other acts were pulled off stage included Muse, Porter Robinson and Lil Uzi Vert.