Glastonbury Festival 2016

Glastonbury Festival is underway and the music has begun. Crowds have braved the mud for the festival, which runs until Sunday

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Michael Eavis performs Elvis Karaoke

We caught up with Mr Eavis earlier today Credit: ITV News

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis wowed the Thursday night crowds at Worthy Farm by performing karaoke.

It's something he's been known to do in recent festivals and this year he took on an Elvis Presley classic - 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.

The moment was recorded on Periscope by a festivalgoer. You can catch it her

Latest from the Glastonbury Festival queues

Glastonbury Festival has tweeted this warning to people queuing to come on site.

Long tailbacks near the Glastonbury Festival site earlier today Credit: ITV News

It follows long queues earlier today, after mud caused problems accessing the festival site at Pilton, although some late sunshine quickly dried much of the ground.

A city of tents taking shape in the sunshine Credit: ITV News


Emily Eavis apologises for festival traffic congestion

Emily Eavis has apologised for the traffic congestion as thousands of people try to get onto the Glastonbury Festival site.

David Warburton, MP for Somerton and Frome took to social media to say the traffic was worse than it had been for years, while a school in Shepton Mallet posted on Twitter that all it's teachers had finally arrived at school by 10:30am.

Festival traffic congestion improving

Heavy rain has caused isolated flooding and muddy fields Credit: PA

Organisers of Glastonbury Festival say the 'picture if improving', although there is still heavy traffic congestion around the Glastonbury Festival site. The advice remains to delay your journey to the site today.

Some people have reported it taking up to 14 hours to get onto the site this morning, while others say it's taken them just a couple.

Some school buses cancelled in Glastonbury traffic

Organisers of Glastonbury Festival say the site is now fully open but to expect the usual queues. But the traffic congestion is still causing trouble for people trying to get about their daily business. Somerset County Council say some school buses have been cancelled but they are trying to keep parents updated with contingency plans.

“A number of school buses have been caught up in the traffic, and are running late or not at all. As the situation has unfolded, we have been contacting affected parents who have signed up to our text alerts system since 7.30am to keep them updated.

“We share parents’ frustrations over this disruption and have staff working alongside festival organisers on site to help them implement their contingency plans.

“We would advise all members of the public to await official updates from the festival before making plans to travel.”

– Spokesperson, Somerset County Council

Those people who have got on to the Glastonbury Festival site are now trying to get their belongings through the mud:

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