Weller Feared For Life Over Festival Fire
PAUL WELLER was left fearing for his life after a fire broke out at a Spanish music festival on Friday (17Jul09).
The Modfather was performing at Benicassim when a bush fire rapidly spread towards the festival site as high winds picked up.
Weller had to delay taking to the stage for thirty minutes while firefighters fought to stop the blaze reaching the thousands of fans in attendance.
Less than an hour into his performance, the star was forced to cut his set short after promoters feared the flames could engulf the main stage.
And he admits he was terrified during the commotion: "I was f***ing scared. I came on stage to big black clouds and could see the huge inferno to the left. It was spreading so quickly! About 50 minutes in, the organiser came and forced me off stage as the huge inferno was spreading so quickly and the winds were swirling!"
But despite the hazardous conditions, the rocker was sad to call an abrupt end to his show - because he was enjoying the atmosphere so much: "I thought the set was one of the best I've done. Although I was scared, I was gutted to come off stage. The crowd were great."