The South West now has a new city and it's based in a few fields in Pilton. Only Bristol exceeds the population of Glastonbury Festival.

Tents now cover every inch of green, but after yesterday's record-breaking heatwave, Thursday is expected to bring some cooler temperatures.

There were reports that dozens of people were affected by heat stroke. Medical teams were even seen transporting industrial size fans to keep staff cool.

But despite the usual queues and unusual heat excitement is building.Night time is when the festival really comes alive and on Wednesday the traditional burning of the phoenix and fireworks was met with chants and applause from the new inhabitants of Worthy Farm.

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A handful of bars kept the party going long into the night, with secret gigs and underground raves scheduled later today, before the music truly gets underway on Friday.

At midday there will be an attempt to create the world's largest peace sign with people. An apt way to start the festival in these troubling times.