Glastonbury revelers were cheerful this morning to crawl out of their tents for a cooked breakfast and take a cold outdoor shower as they prepared for some great musical performances.
Thousands of music fans, camping at the sprawling Worthy Farm in Somerset, woke up to good news this morning after festival co-organiser Emily Eavis confirmed that Arctic Monkeys would headline the Pyramid Stage tonight.
The group’s much-anticipated performance earlier in the week was thrown into doubt after the band canceled its performance in Dublin due to illness.
But festival-goers were put at ease when Ms Eavis confirmed ‘they’re on’, adding ‘it was a bit close there for a minute and we were wondering if we should have a serious back-up plan, but no, thankfully. They are on’.
According to the Met Office, happy campers were treated to dry weather overnight with temperatures expected to reach 25C during the day today.
Happy campers were spotted enjoying their breakfast in the sunshine at Glastonbury Festival this morning.
Others were seen ducking down for a cold outdoor shower as they prepared to take on the third day of the festival
Many people crawled over their heads and filled water at Worthy Farm on Friday
A pair help wash each other’s hair while wearing swimwear at the Worthy Farm Festival
Friends lounge outside their campsite as they await a jam-packed day full of performances by music stars
Festival-goers queue for morning coffee ahead of Friday’s line-up
Many festival-goers were spotted enjoying their breakfast outside in the warm morning weather, while others braved the cold water trickling down from their underwear to take a shower.
In a statement, a spokesman for the National Weather Service said: ‘The weather at Glastonbury Festival is expected to be fair for most of the weekend with a slight chance of showers.
‘Friday and Saturday should see dry, bright weather with some sunny spells, although occasional mist, with highs in the mid-20s, should be followed by some warm nights after the sun goes down.
‘Sunday will see some warm sunshine at first, although a few showers are possible during the afternoon, although these will be hit and miss in nature.
‘Conditions look set to freshen up from Monday with temperatures nearing average.’
Prior to Arctic Monkeys, Carle Rae will perform alongside Jepson, Maisie Peters and Sparks Hozier and is confirmed to be one of the amazing acts performing at the festival this Friday evening.
Posting on social media this morning, he wrote: ‘Thrilled to announce I’ll be playing @glastofest again this evening (Friday) with a secret set. 7.30pm, WoodSIES will be on stage.’
It comes as ticketless fans attempt to smash their way into the festival by scaling the massive 13ft wall around the farm.
Two Glastonbury gatecrashers have documented their illegal break which involved using ‘Batman-like’ grappling hooks to pull themselves over the fence.
The two young men documented their journey to the festival site, which included a long walk through fields, muddy ditches and woodland before their arrival.
In the TikTok video the pair announced ‘today we’re entering Glastonbury’ and started their journey in West Pennard, carrying camping rucksacks about four miles from the festival.
Eventually the unnamed youths in the video found their way to a clearing that looked directly onto the sprawling music festival, with the famous Pyramid Stage in clear view.
They then descended through the dense forest before approaching the Weaver Gate. At this point they took our grappling hooks, pulling them towards themselves.
Although they didn’t manage to drag themselves directly into the festival, the video later shows them in what appears to be a security tent, surrounded by guards protecting the festival from intruders.
One of the mischievous pair while detained said, ‘Not good. Try again next year boys’ while a laughing security guard said, ‘If you come here again I’ll put you in the cell myself’.
And they are not the first broken this year. Security guards have already revealed that they have been battling desperate entrepreneurs trying to sneak in all week.
“They try to get under the wall,” a security guard told The Times. It’s like The Great Escape but in reverse.’
Another said: ‘It’s wild. We had to chase people who pushed through the gate with their bags, and some used grappling hooks to pull panels off the wall like Batman and climb up.’
Sunbelt Rentals, who designed and installed the massive 4.12m high and 7.8km long walls, say they are ‘virtually impenetrable’. Still, those without tickets tried to take advantage of them.
Last year Kingfisher Security, which helps people block access to sites, said there were 127 cases of gatecrashes.
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