Glastonbury Opens its Gates
Glastonbury opened for business this morning, and is now gradually filling up with revellers who are looking forward to the 4 day festival. Held annually at Worthy Farm in Somerset, it has become so popular that tickets sell out fast every year. The biggest names in music gather to perform on the prestigious stage before thousands of festival goers, who camp in tents on the green fields.
For the last few years, Glastonbury has been cursed with dreadful weather; the rain turns the fields into a mud bath, and everyone is forced to don Wellington boots and wear plastic hoods or jackets. However, this year the forecast is quite good, and today has seen nothing but bright sunshine. It’s important to take hats and sunscreen for events like this, as standing outside in the heat all day can take its toll.
A steady stream of people have been arriving on site today, hoping to get the best camping spots by arriving first. The England game was aired on the big screens while tents were rigged, and the 1 – 0 win against Slovenia will have spirits high for the start of Britain’s most famous festival.
When everyone has arrived, there will be around 175,000 people present to watch the contemporary music, dance and comedy featured on the various stages. The headline act is always a hot topic, and this year U2 were later replaced by Gorillaz. Stevie Wonder and Muse will also be performing. Glastonbury has come a long way since it was a free hippie festival back in the 1970s, with tickets now being sold for hundreds of pounds.
Police have warned that traffic is heavily built up around the site, with everyone eager to get there before the festival officially starts tomorrow. There are 900 acres to accommodate the crowds and the bands, with food, drink and merchandise stalls scattered around the site. Some of our Reigate escorts are hoping to make their way there to catch some of their favourite bands on the big stage; they will have to forget about keeping their nails clean though, as showers are notoriously hard to come by at festivals of this scale!
Although the gates have been open since 8am this morning, many people will travel down to Somerset tomorrow when the fun really starts. It’s worth getting the time off work to have an experience like this!