Gates to Glastonbury officially opened after a gap of three years.


The doors of the Glastonbury Festival have been officially opened by the festival’s founder, Michael Aves, who said it would be “the best show in town.”

The festival is returning to its 50th anniversary after a three-year hiatus due to Covid 19.

As the doors officially opened Wednesday morning, Evis and his daughter, Emily, stood at one of the many entrances to the fair, and applauded as they entered the first audience site.

“It’s going to be the best show in town,” Avis, 86, told those entering the gates.

“Look and wait. You better believe it.”

Festival-goers have been queuing up since early Wednesday morning as many tried to fight the delay in the journey between the three-day major rail strikes on the platoon’s journey to Somerset.

Shortly before the gate opened, radio host Joe Wye said Glastonbury was a “final holiday” and that Sir Paul McCartney’s headline slot on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night was a “very, very important and significant performance.”

The former Beatles, 80, will become the oldest ever solo headliner of the music festival when it takes to the stage this weekend.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Y said: “Glastonbury is the ultimate festival, it’s a celebration of all the arts and it’s all about the human experience.

“Yeah, there’s all these bands, there’s the main stage, everyone gets excited about it, but it’s all about just enjoying it, I think when you get there. You can enjoy over… 100 stages, where all kinds of performances are going on, so you have to think of it like a big smargas board with which you can walk and you can do all these different things. You can enjoy the circus act, cabaret, music.

“And everyone is very friendly, so you make a lot of friends. It’s just a wonderful experience.”

On Sunday, BBC Radio 2 will broadcast the platoon live, from 7pm to 9pm, including highlights of Diana Ross’s set on the Pyramid Stage.

He told Sir Paul’s BBC Radio 4 that it was a “very, very important and significant performance that would take place at this time, at the world’s largest festival, by the biggest band ever. Is a great singer, it’s a great moment. ” .

Shortly before the doors officially opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday, hundreds of Glastonbury attendees lined up for hours with their bags, and some said they arrived at the site early in the morning.

Mark Larry, 49, of Reading, who works for a sports charity, said he arrived at the festival with his 18-year-old daughter, Bethany, at 2 p.m.

“We slept in the car for a few hours and joined the queue at 6am,” he told the PA news agency.

“This is our third time and it’s always wonderful. The moment you get here and start looking at the tops of the tents, you will hear such an echo.

“There’s always a positive atmosphere here, everyone is very nice and friendly with each other, but I think it’s going to be special after what we’ve been through for the last two and a half years.”

Mark Larry and his daughter Bethany look forward to entering the Glastonbury Festival (PA)

Ms Larry said the act she was looking forward to was Billy Elish, while her father said he was looking forward to Sir Paul McCartney.

“When I first became a primary school teacher, I didn’t realize it, but I lived in East Sussex with (McCartney),” she said. “One morning he was taking his dog out and I got a hangover so I was in bed and didn’t say hello.

“My parents will never forgive me for not doing so, so they will be surprised to see.”

Ahead of the five-day event, Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan told the PA News Agency that this year’s weather scene promises to be “one of two parts”.

Temperatures can reach 27 degrees Celsius on 900 acres – 9 degrees Celsius higher than usual – leading to a world-famous event.

On the first day of Glastonbury at Somerset (Yui Mok / PA) Worth Farm, queues for the festival go. / PA Wire

However, mud equivalent to Glastonbury is still ready to appear, with forecasts of rain and thunderstorms since Friday.

To the dismay of many festival-goers, the incident coincides with a three-day planned large-scale rail strike on the wages of railway workers, disrupting the journey of people to the viable farm.

Only 60% of trains will run on Wednesday, with walkouts planned for Thursday and Saturday.

Hosted by a population of 200,000, the much-anticipated festival will feature Sir Paul McCartney, Billy Elish and rapper Kendrick Lamar heading to the Pyramid Stage, while Diana Ross will fill the space for legends over Sunday’s tea.