Glastonbury Festival 2022 arrivals in pictures as Michael Eavis says it will be 'best show in town'

Michael Eavis as gates open for Glastonbury Festival 2022 Credit: PA

Glastonbury Festival 2022 is officially open with music lovers arriving in their droves in the morning sunshine.

As the gates were officially opened on Wednesday (22 June), Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily were stood at one of the festival’s many entry points and clapped as the first attendees entered the site.

Eavis, 86, told those entering the gates: “This is going to be the best show in town.

“Wait and see. You better believe it.”

Glastonbury was called off for two years during the pandemic and so it's safe to say everyone is very glad to be back at Worthy Farm.

Speaking to Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music, Emily Eavis said of the gates opening: “I’m still recovering because the build-up has just been so long. We’ve never had a build-up as long as this, obviously.

“We’ve never all collectively been through such an extreme time together, so it’s, like, to actually be able to see people there and welcome them in and just watch them streaming in and just running to pitch their tents up and fill the fields – it’s just an amazing feeling.”

Eavis said it had been “very emotional this morning” seeing the gates swing open to waiting ticket-holders.

She added: “I had to step away because it was, like, not only is it the actual getting people in here, but also the patience. People have really stuck by us, hardly any refunds, people just kept their tickets.

“They rolled them over, they rolled them over, it’s been like this never-ending journey to actually get here.

“I was, like, I need to step away now, this is just… it’s just the moment we’ve all been waiting for.”

Festival-goers have been queuing since the early hours as many attempted to battle travel delays on their journey to Pilton, amid three days of major rail strikes.

Highs of 27C degrees are forecast today - perfect for entering the site with supplies for five days - but rain looks like it could be on its way in the latest Glastonbury Festival weather forecast.

Take a look at people arriving at Glastonbury below:

Large crowds formed early outside the festival gates Credit: PA
People of all ages were queuing to get into Glastonbury today Credit: PA
Michael Eavis taking a selfie on day one of Glastonbury Credit: PA
Everyone has a different carrying technique to get their supplies in Credit: PA
Highs of 27C are set to hit Worthy Farm today Credit: PA
Glastonbury wouldn't be the same without its colourful outfits Credit: PA
Festival-goers will be camping at the site for five days Credit: PA
The festival should stay dry today - although rain is forecast later in the week Credit: PA

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