The bad weather has caused traffic queues of over 10 hours...
With just hours to go until the party starts at Worthy Farm for Glastonbury Festival 2016, festival organisers are urging attendees not to travel today.
Heavy rain seems to have brought chaos to the roads, with traffic jams leading in to the site exceeding 10 hours.
Glastonbury Festival’s official Twitter account posted this morning, saying: ‘If you are coming to the festival by car or campervan, and have yet to begin your journey, please do not set off.’
Despite the traffic, some determined revellers have already started to arrive on the site, and are battling the muddy condititons like total warriors.
If you’re one of the lucky few (thousand) to be in possession of a golden ticket, and you’ve finally made it to the site, congratulations! We’ve got all the info here to ensure you make the most of the best weekend of the year…
With die-hard Glastonbury goers arriving at 8am on Wednesday, the best camping spots will fill up within hours. If you can’t make it before the evening, forget about Green Fields and the noisy, crowded spaces closest to the action, and set up camp further away from the stages. It’ll be more peaceful and less likely to flood on Hitchin Hill and Lime Kilm Ground – just make sure you don’t pitch on a slope.
Adele, Muse and Coldplay will all headline this year, but there’s so much more to see – don’t spend your whole weekend in front of the Pyramid Stage. Enter a secret tunnel into the Alice in Wonderland inspired Rabbit Hole, find the legendary Underground Piano Bar or make your way to the surreal Shangri-La for something a little more unique. And make sure you check out Glastonbury’s newest addition The Sisterhood, it’s the festival’s first girls-only area.
The Glasto app + photos + drunk Snapchat = a battery life of three sets max, and having a dead phone isn’t ideal if you can’t find your friends or your favourite band. EE are offering free mobile charging whatever network you’re on in their recharge tent which you’ll find located next to the Other Stage. You can also purchase a Juice Tube Power Bank AKA a mini portable charger on-site for around £20. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and you can take it to a recharge tent to swap for a fully charged one every day for free. If in doubt just take a cheap pay-as-you-go Nokia and a disposable camera. Nothing will ruin your weekend quite like coming home without your iPhone.
The Big Ground centre located next to the Pyramid Stage includes an A&E department and even a 24-hour GP service with prescriptions. If you’re bringing your own medication from home, heads up – you may well be questioned about what it’s for. There are also two walk-in centres, one next to the BBC Introducing Stage and another near the West Holts Stage. For emotional well-being problems, there are two welfare tents – Wagonshed Welfare next to the farmhouse and Green Welfare in The Greenfields.
It’s all part of the festival experience, but if you really can’t face the long drops, you’ll find two rows of flushing toilets on the northern edge of the site near the main medical centre. You’re welcome!
Baby wipes & toilet rolls, cash, a compact mirror, bin bags for dirty clothes, GLITTER, and of course, your ticket.