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The Glastonbury Festival is up and running. 175 thousand people are expected to descend on Michael Eavis's famous farm over the next three days.
As ever, one of the big talking points will be the weather and there is a threat of heavy showers over the Pilton site in the next 24 hours or so.
Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland, who has experienced many festivals, will be enjoying - and enduring - the festivities along with everyone else.
A 67-year-old woman has died at Glastonbury festival. Police say she died of natural causes last night, and they are not treating it as suspicious.
A 26-year-old man is in a 'life-threatening condition' after overdosing on the class B drug ketamine at Glastonbury festival.
Police are warning festival-goers of the dangers of taking illegal drugs. The man's family have been informed.
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has defended heavy metal band Metallica's headline appearance at Glastonbury.
He claims they have been 'the keenest and most persistent' band ever to play at the festival.
Dolly Parton has showed her fans she's ready for Glastonbury festival as she tweeted a picture of her ticket.
Gates for the event opened this morning and thousands have already arrived, though the majority of acts don't start until Friday.
The country and western star will be performing on Sunday.
Thousands of people have begun arriving at Glastonbury - although the festival doesn't start until Friday. Our correspondent Dave Woodland joined the crowds at Worthy Farm as the gates opened this morning.
Our reporter Bob Cruwys is taking no chances at this year's festival.
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