Sunday 26 April 2015

Wellies, ready go at Glastonbury Festival

Jennifer Cockerell

Published 27/06/2014 | 02:30

A festival goer wears wellington boots in preparation for rain during the  Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury.  Getty Images
A festival goer wears wellington boots in preparation for rain during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury. Getty Images
Festival goers shelter from the rain at the Glastonbury Festival. PA
Festivalgoers dressed in tennis outfits at the Glastonbury Festival. PA
Festivalgoers using the newly installed long drop toilets in the rain at the Glastonbury Festival. PA
Festival goers enjoy the atmosphere during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury. Getty Images
Festivalgoers in the rain at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. PA

Festival-goers went from being sun-drenched to just plain drenched when the rain fell on Glastonbury yesterday.

A succession of short bursts of heavy showers of rain and hail sent music fans into tents and marquees as they sought cover after enjoying warm sunshine earlier during the morning.

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Earlier police warned of the dangers of taking illegal drugs after a 26-year-old man was left fighting for his life after arriving at the festival venue.

Today is the first official day of music and will see Elbow, Lily Allen and Rudimental perform on the Pyramid Stage ahead of headliners Arcade Fire, while other acts across the site include Haim, MIA, Jurassic 5, Metronomy and the Kaiser Chiefs.

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