Glastonbury opens it’s fields today

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Tens of thousands of people are expected to arrive at Glastonbury Festival today.

Organisers predict around 90% of the 135,000 ticket-holders will have set up their tents by the end of the day, as they try to get the best camping spots.

The campers will have two days to enjoy the festival site and a range of entertainment before the music starts at 11am on Friday.

And the farm has been graced with dry weather and temperatures of 21 and 22C today and tomorrow, before the usual Glastonbury rain arrives on Friday.

This year music fans will watch headliners Florence And The Machine on Friday, Kanye West on Saturday, and The Who on Sunday on the famous Pyramid stage.

The performance by West could make it one of the most controversial years yet for the event.

News that the abrasive hip hop artist West had been booked to headline was met with a backlash by Glastonbury fans, who felt he was too much of a departure from the festival's roots.

It echoes a similar sentiment felt by some fans ahead of performances by Jay Z and Beyonce who managed to win over the crowds despite criticisms that the festival was becoming too commercial.

The festival suffered a late blow when the Foo Fighters were forced to pull out, with Florence And The Machine promoted to headline on the opening night.

Other musical highlights at the festival include Chemical Brothers, Rudimental, George Ezra, Motorhead, Lionel Richie, Alt J, and Paloma Faith.