Emily Eavis opens gates solo for the first time at Glastonbury Festival 2023

  • Watch as the famous gates of Glastonbury open.

The daughter of Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has officially opened the gates by herself for the first time.

Emily Eavis, the youngest daughter of Michael, counted down from 10 before letting the first music-lovers through.

The co-organiser has previously joined her father who is 87-years-old and has recently been photographed using a wheelchair, to welcome people in.

However, Mr Eavis was filmed greeting festival-goers in a truck who were cheering, with one shouting 'we love you Michael' as he passed by.

Since the 70s Glastonbury has become one of the most famous spectacles in the world and thousands of people are set to descend on Worthy Farm in Pilton today.

An emotional festival-goer with a signed autograph from Michael Eavis.

This year will see Arctic Monkeys, US rockers Guns N’ Roses and Sir Elton John headlining on the Pyramid Stage.

Thousands of people are making their way to the festival.

People have been seen with their hair in rollers and using wheelie bins as they go to find a space to set up their tents for the next few days.

Festival-goers are making sure their hair is prepared for the days ahead.
People are finding innovative ways of transporting their bags.

You can see the latest travel news for the festival here.