People Who Are Addicted To Music
Glastonbury opened its gates this morning at 8am to let in the first of an estimated 135,000 people expected at the 2013 festival.
The stages are built. The cows are safely hidden away. And today, the wait is finally over for Glastonbury festival goers as thousands of people, laden down with rucksacks, tents and crates of beer, were arriving at Britain’s biggest music festival.
Many music fans chose to sleep in their cars at the site in Somerset overnight, giving them the best chance at securing their favourite camping spot.
The weather on Thursday and Friday may be cloudy and showery but is expected to be warm and mostly dry all weekend with temperatures reaching 23 centigrade on Sunday, quashing fears of another Worthy Farm washout.
“The whole thing is fantastic,” the 77-year-old farmer said. “There are 1,000 acres of creativity on a massive scale and to a very, very high standard. You won’t see anything else like this in the whole world.”
The main performances at the event, which had a fallow year in 2012 to coincide with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will not start until Friday – when Arctic Monkeys will top the bill, followed by The Rolling Stones on Saturday night and Mumford & Sons closing the festival on Sunday.
Celebrities including Kate Moss are set to be among the festival goers, with Sir Mick Jagger even staying in Somerset to enjoy the weekend’s festivities
by the telegraph