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Glastonbury in pictures: Day 1

It's day 1 of Glastonbury and we'll have all the pictures from the first day here. Keep checking back throughout the day as we'll keep updating with as many as we can get!

Have you got a picture you think could feature? Then send it to westcountry@itv.com.

Mexican pole climbers connect the earth with the sky in front of their country's Ambassador in the Green fields at Glastonbury.

It was a special show for the Ambassador and workers on the site.

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Before and after...

From 7am
To 10am
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A polar bear sits on top of a fridge iceberg Credit: ITV News

A snap showing the camp site dedicated specifically to the disabled. Organisers have set up a separate family camping area too, as well as an area for people who've cycled in.

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Lucky man! Our reporter David Woodland got to catch up with Michael Eavis Credit: ITV News

Animals are a guaranteed feature of Glastonbury, some more uncommon than others...

People forget Michael Eavis is first and foremost a dairy farmer
Even the horses get in on the action
A unique raffle prize for Oxfam workers

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Glastonbury: The gates have opened!

Hundreds pile in as Glastonbury gates open Credit: ITV News
Hundreds pile in as Glastonbury gates open Credit: ITV News

The sun is out and the gates have officially opened for this year's Glastonbury Festival!

The main stages don't get going until Friday but that hasn't stop thousands arriving at the crack of dawn this morning to find the best camping spot.

The festival is celebrating its 45th year with Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who all headlining.

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Hundreds pile in as Glastonbury gates open Credit: ITV News

Many had been queuing since Tuesday morning in a bid to secure the best spot on Worthy Farm.

Hundreds pile in as Glastonbury gates open Credit: ITV News
Keen revellers pitching their tents in a bid to get the best spots Credit: ITV News

Long queues as festival goers descend on Glastonbury

People queueing outside the gates of Glastonbury at 6.30 this morning Credit: Sam Astall

Tens of thousands of people are expected to pour through the gates of the Glastonbury Festival armed with wellies and rain coats today.

By six-thirty this morning there were already thousands of people queueing to be the first in.

Organisers believe around 90% of the 135,000 ticket-holders will have set up camp by the end of the day, in a bid to get the best camping spots.

But before the fun can start, many will battle heavy traffic, queues and long walks before unfolding their tents.

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Could you use a 'see-through' loo at Glasto for charity?

The festival toilets Glastonbury-goers are used to. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Ever complained about festival toilets? Are you ready for a 'see-through' one at this year's Glastonbury?

All is not as strange as it seems. The Water Aid charity's 'Loo with a View' will have a mirror with a view of the Pyramid Stage, so you don't miss Florence while answering nature's call.

However the mirror is a special two-way one - so nobody will be able to see you on the toilet.

This isn't just so music fans don't miss their favourite act. Water Aid want to give people a glimpse into what life is like for the billions of people around the world who don't have anywhere safe to use the bathroom - an issue that particularly affects women and girls.

Find out more about what the charity will be doing at this year's festival.

Lego creates Glastonbury - complete with the mud!

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With just days to go until the big event some people are already enjoying the party - on a more miniature scale.

Legoland Windsor has unveiled its take on the famous festival, complete with headline acts Kayne West, Florence and the Machine and The Who's Roger Daltrey. The miniscape even includes real Worthy Farm mud as well as an impressive-looking Pyramid Stage. The Resort’s talented Model Making team have created the 10cm high Lego recreations of the famous stars, plus Kim Kardashian backstage in the VIP area.

And a festival isn’t a festival without all the essentials – including mini portaloos, tents and festival-goers mud sliding in real Glastonbury Festival mud delivered direct to the Resort from Worthy Farm.

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The Glastonbury scene took the Resort’s talented model making team 720 hours to build, using around 9,872 bricks, including 5,400 used to create the 50cm high Pyramid Stage based on precise dimensions supplied by the Glastonbury Festival team.

The Glastonbury Festival has become such a British institution, it truly deserves a place here in Miniland.

The Model Makers have had a huge amount of fun creating the scene and the Festival team have been really helpful giving us stage dimensions and sending a special consignment of Glastonbury ‘mud’ fresh from the farm.

We think guests are going to love the scene which will remain a permanent feature here from today.

– Lauren Moss, Legoland Windsor Resort PR Manager

"Sound of Music" takes to the stage in Bristol

The hotly-anticipated Sound of Music opens at the Bristol Hippodrome tonight Credit: ITV News

The Sound of Music opens tonight at the Bristol Hippodrome - 50 years after the most successful musical film in history was released.

Many don't realise that the musical originated from the stage. Actor Danielle Hope - who plays Maria - is hoping she can live up to the expectations.

I mean my whole career so far has been about filling shoes. The ruby slippers were the first pair I wore and Julie Andrews is one of my heroes and she just oozes class.

– Danielle Hope, "Maria"
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