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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian: 'Glastonbury here we come....' in a helicopter

Emma Clark,

Published 27/06/2015 | 19:22

Kanye West has arrived at Glastonbury by helicopter with his wife Kim Kardashian as he prepares for one of the festival's most controversial headline performances to date.

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The rapper and hip hop artist will tonight take to the famous Pyramid stage, which has hosted some of the most memorable rock performances of the past 45 years.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West heading to Glastonbury
Pic: Kim Kardashian/Twitter
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West heading to Glastonbury Pic: Kim Kardashian/Twitter

The couple landed in a field near to the 1,000-acre site where West looked relaxed in army-style trousers despite the criticism surrounding his billing.

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His reality TV star wife Kardashian had earlier tweeted a picture of the pair in a helicopter on their way to Somerset, captioning it "Glastonbury here we come".

News that the abrasive singer, who is prone to bizarre on-stage rants, was headlining the festival was met with annoyance by some fans who felt it was too much of a departure from the traditional Glastonbury roots.

Poppy Delevingne attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/GC Images,)
Poppy Delevingne attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/GC Images,)

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While co-organiser Emily Eavis revealed she received online abuse and death threats following the announcement.

But the Grammy-award winning star has a legion of fans and a powerful stage presence which could make him an act to remember

Ms Eavis said West has some "exciting plans" for his set.

Cressida Bonas attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
Cressida Bonas attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)

Celebrities spotted soaking up the diverse Glastonbury atmosphere today include singer Adele, designer Stella McCartney, actor and presenter James Corden and recently retired footballer Rio Ferdinand.

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Paloma Faith wowed crowds with her set, looking glamorous in a tuxedo-style dress and cat ears, while Jessie Ware and George Ezra were among the other highlights of the day.

The 135,000 campers have again enjoyed glorious weather today but they cannot shake off their wellies just yet after downpours yesterday turned the fields to mud.

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Niall Horan (L) and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction watch James Bay perform at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/GC Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Niall Horan (L) and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction watch James Bay perform at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/GC Images)
Louis Tomlinson from One Direction backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Louis Tomlinson from One Direction backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Louis Tomlinson from One Direction backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Rio Ferdinand attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)

Last night Florence and the Machine , the first headliner of the festival, stunned crowds with a theatrical performance which ended with her stripping to her bra and running off stage.

Singer Florence Welch silenced any concerns that she was not up to the top slot, handed to her at the last-minute after Foo Fighters were forced to pull out.

She gave an unshakable and sometimes emotional performance in front of a roaring crowd of tens of thousands, which saw her enter the stage barefoot and leave stripped down to her bra.

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She dedicated a cover of Foo Fighters "Times Like These" to lead singer Dave Grohl who was forced to pull out of the showpeice last week after he broke his leg.

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Alexa Chung attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/GC Images,)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Alexa Chung attends the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/GC Images,)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Daisy Lowe attends at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/GC Images,)
Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson at Glastonbury
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs on the Pyramid stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Britain, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs on the Pyramid stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Britain, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Pete Doherty of The Libertines performs on the Pyramid stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Britain, June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Festivalgoers enjoying the hot weather at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
The Libertines performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Meanwhile Avon and Somerset Police said 54 arrests have been made by officers, mainly for drugs offences and thefts from tents, while 100 crimes have been reported.

A number of people have been taken to hospital with traumatic injuries such as broken legs and dislocations after falling over in the muddy fields, the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said.

The mixed weather has also seen campers treated for sunburn and heat stroke.

In total 118 people have been treated for injuries on site by the ambulance staff , with 19 taken to hospital for treatment.

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