Thousands of extra music fans will battle their way to Somerset today (June 23) to join the crowds for Glastonbury Festival’s second day.
Day one of Glastonbury 2022 saw sunny weather and long queues. But although there were traffic queues in Somerset, with the expected long queues to get into Worthy Farm also forming on site, delays were well managed – and were not as bad as many feared.
Train strikes return on Thursday, making it difficult for the revellers yet to arrive in Pilton. Services to Castle Cary will still provide capacity for 8,000 festival fans – but this is half the usual number. And more than 200,000 attend the festival.
Festival gates opened at 8am on Wednesday (June 22). Michael Eavis himself – wearing his trademark shorts – promised, as he usually does, that 2022 would be the best event yet as he opened the gates.
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Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Diana Ross top the billing at the festival this year. Glastonbury returns following two cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Festival-goers will be making their way down to the site at Worthy Farm this week from across the UK and around the world.
Glastonbury weather latest
The latest Met Office forecasts predict a risk of storms. While initial weather forecasters warn of heavy showers and thunder, it is currently hoped that the build-up to the weekend will bring finer conditions and hopes for a Glastonbury scorer.
Unfortunately, though, the BBC weather forecast for Pilton suggests light rain on Thursday evening (June 23), continuing throughout Friday morning (June 24). The weekend could be a mix of sunshine and showers.
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Thousands of people will travel to Somerset in the next few days.
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