Glastonbury clean-up begins as 175,000 people leave site

For the past five days it has been home to some 175,000 people, but today the clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2014 begins.

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Blondie and Arcade Fire first of Glastonbury's big acts

Debbie Harry's Blondie will be appearing at Worthy Farm today. Credit: Jessica Alexander/Geisler-Fotopr/DPA

Glastonbury-goers will be treated to their first day of big music acts today with Arcade Fire headlining the Pyramid Stage later.

Campers will be hoping for clear skies after rain dampened proceedings yesterday afternoon but are likely to be disappointed as more is forecast with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning alert.

Among the acts performing on the Pyramid Stage today are Elbow, Lily Allen and Rudimental, while others include Haim, MIA and Jurassic 5.

Also playing on some of the more than 100 stages at the site will be Crystal Fighters, Metronomy, Wild Beasts and Blondie.

Aside from the music, The Left Field, which is celebrating its 10th year this year and describes itself as the "meeting place of pop and politics", will be opened with a tribute to Labour stalwart Tony Benn, who died earlier this year.

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