Festivalgoers are donning their sexiest outfits and even taking their garments off altogether as Glastonbury will get underway.
Fans have been noticed baring all as they strutted across the pageant web site in pleasure over the Worthy Farm occasion.
Two ladies have been seen in cut-out chaps revealing a really cheeky show within the rear as they wore simply underwear to guard their modesty.
And others pulled out all of the stops in glittery outfits studded in sequins and rhinestones or dripping with jewels excessive of bikinis.
It follows the dedication many festivalgoers confirmed in defying nationwide rail strikes crippling the UK’s transport system, in addition to threats of tenting in torrential rain and even monkeypox fears, to queue for substitute buses as we speak in a bid to make it to Glastonbury.
The music providing this yr options headliners Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, with Diana Ross filling the Sunday Teatime Legends slot.
Festival-goers have already been warned to pack for all eventualities – and take their wellies – at Glastonbury, with gentle showers predicted on Friday and Saturday, adopted by extra heavy rain on Sunday.
The climate warnings come as late arrivals could battle extra journey disruptions with one other rail strike happening on Thursday, doubtless including to the transport points revellers face with poor driving circumstances and floodwater on roads.
Fans have been noticed baring all as they strutted across the pageant web site in pleasure over the Worthy Farm occasion’s first day
Ellie Egar from Wilmslow poses for photograhs throughout day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm
Colourful, wacky and trendy vogue selections on show throughout the second day at Glastonbury Festival 2022
Naked festival-goers stroll by way of the crowds throughout the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
Festival-goers benefit from the sunshine earlier than predicted thunderstorms on the second day of the Glastonbury Festival
A lady in a sequin swimsuit adorned in a big sequin coverup smiles at the digicam throughout day two of Glastonbury Festival
And others pulled out all of the stops in glittery outfits studded in sequins and rhinestones or dripping with jewels excessive of bikinis
One festivalgoer poses in fishnet tights, thigh-high boots and a leather-based codpiece with a black and white cape
One lady wears a closely bedazzled minidress coated in embroidery and sequins on the second day of the pageant
Fans have been noticed in Manchester ready for substitute buses to achieve the music extravaganza in a last-minute bid to achieve Worthy Farm amid the second day of rail strikes.
Mick Lynch’s militant RMT rail strikes resumed from midnight, which means simply 20 per cent of the 20,000 companies which usually run over three days within the UK are in service.
Great Western Railway (GWR) is working simply 5 companies from London Paddington to Castle Cary on Thursday, with a complete of 24 between Wednesday and Friday.
And forecasters have put a yellow warning in place between 10am and 11.59pm as we speak – with torrential lightning, hail and flooding anticipated throughout the nation.
The mud synonymous with the long-lasting pageant is about to make an look, with thunderstorms and torrential downpours predicted from as we speak – which means revellers should endure the beginning of the moist climate earlier than Billie Eilish hits the Pyramid stage tomorrow.
But it is not all doom and gloom as there might be spots of sunshine all through the day and heat temperatures reaching 24C (75F) – so revellers should not discover it too exhausting to dry off.
Fans who arrived early at the location have been pictured benefiting from the wonderful sunshine as they gathered at Worthy Farm’s Stone Circle this morning, located in a valley mendacity between two low sandstone ridges.
This yr’s Glastonbury pageant is the primary since summer season 2019, and revellers are able to benefit from the star-studded line-up of music acts together with headliners Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar over the course of the weekend.
But each excessive climate threats and militant rail strikes happening this week has not stopped the revellers from beginning their five-day pageant weekend.
Festivalgoers have been noticed in Manchester ready for substitute buses to achieve the music extravaganza in a final minute bid to achieve Worthy Farm
Passengers with tenting gear board a practice to go to the Glastonbury music pageant at Paddington railway station – one of many 5 trains departing as we speak
Pictured: Revellers have been noticed in Manchester ready for substitute buses to achieve the music extravaganza in a final minute bid to achieve Worthy Farm amid the second day of the rail strikes
Pictured: People collect on the hill emblazoned with the Glastonbury signal to benefit from the sundown
Pictured: Revellers leant in opposition to a wood railing as they waited for substitute buses to take them to Glastonbury pageant
An aerial view of the Glastonbury Festival web site in Somerset this morning the place followers have descended for the primary time in three years
Love is within the air at Glastonbury Festival as a pair, believed to be Ed and Chelsea, acquired engaged when Chelsea ticked the ‘sure’ field on Ed’s T-shirt with a marker pen
Pictured: A pair have been seen getting engaged as we speak at Glastonbury to have a good time the second day of the pageant
Fans have been pictured benefiting from the wonderful sunshine this morning as they gathered at Worthy Farm’s Stone Circle, located in a valley mendacity between two low sandstone ridges
Two revellers in entrance of the Tipi village at Glastonbury Festival on Thursday was pictured benefiting from the wonderful sunshine
A person helps his buddy into his Mario impressed costume throughout day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm
Festivalgoers participate in a laughter yoga workshop within the Healing Field throughout the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
A pair loosen up on the grass throughout day two of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton
Revellers don their favorite vibrant outfits, with face gems and coronary heart formed sun shades, throughout day two of Glastonbury
Maddy Ridgley, from Devon, having a hen social gathering within the Green Fields, throughout the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
A younger woman reacts as a pair dressed as flower pots stroll across the web site throughout day two of Glastonbury Festival
In a press release on its web site, the Met Office stated: ‘There is a small likelihood that properties and companies may very well be flooded shortly, with harm to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or robust winds. There is a small likelihood of fast-flowing or deep floodwater inflicting hazard to life.’
They went on to say: ‘These torrential downpours could also be accompanied by frequent lightning, while gusty winds and hail can also have an effect on a number of locations.
‘The precise location of the thunderstorms might be exhausting to pinpoint, so the warning space might be saved beneath assessment and up to date if essential.’
Forecasters have put a yellow warning in place between 10am and 11.59pm as we speak – with torrential downpours anticipated throughout the nation.
The Met Office stated there’s a likelihood of additional rail and bus cancellations as a consequence of lightning strikes.
It additionally warned of energy cuts to some properties and companies, whereas distant communities may very well be reduce off as a consequence of flooded roads.
Flooding may additionally trigger some street closures, with heavy site visitors on the roads already anticipated across the UK as a consequence of rail strikes.
Met Office Chief Forecaster Neil Armstrong stated: ‘The heat and sunny circumstances proceed on Thursday, however there might be an rising danger of thunderstorms by way of the afternoon and night which deliver a danger of some torrential downpours.’
The danger of thunderstorms was issued for ‘a lot of England and Wales’ on Thursday, with cloudy begins within the far northwest with some patchy rain.
Exeter will see highs of 21C (70F) as we speak, whereas Manchester will see humid cloudy climate of 27C (80C) this afternoon. Edinburgh will see heat sunshine hitting 22C (71F) as we speak, whereas Belfast will see highs of 20C (68F).
Meanwhile, some shiny spells are anticipated Friday morning within the south east, however might be swiftly adopted by scattered showers by noon, with most temperatures of 20C (68F).
People collect at Glastonbury’s well-known Stone Circle to look at the dawn on Thursday morning
Festivalgoers have been pictured gathered round a hearth this morning to look at for the dawn at Glastonbury’s Stone Circle
Crowds collect on the primary morning of Glastonbury pageant to look at the dawn at the Stone Circle
Pictured: People collect to look at for the dawn at the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival on Thursday
This yr’s Glastonbury pageant is the primary since summer season 2019, and revellers are able to benefit from the star-studded line-up of music acts together with headliners Billie Eilish , Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar over the course of the weekend
One festivalgoer walked by way of the campsite at the Glastonbury Festival as we speak holding an umbrella to guard her from the wonderful sunshine
But each excessive climate threats and militant rail strikes happening this week has not stopped the revellers from beginning their five-day pageant weekend with a cheer
Hundred’s of festivalgoers line the streets in Manchester on Thursday amid ongoing rail strikes
Revellers have been pictured with rucksacks crammed with their tenting provides
This yr’s much-anticipated pageant, working from Wednesday to Sunday, will host enormous stars from Diana Ross and Sir Paul McCartney, to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Olivia Rodrigo
Deputy Chief Forecaster Daniel Rudman added: ‘From Friday onward the climate will turn out to be extra unsettled. There is a danger of heavy showers and thunderstorms within the Glastonbury space on each Friday and Saturday, though these must be fast shifting, some floor water would possibly accumulate at instances from the heaviest showers. Temperatures will begin to dip as we undergo the top of the week returning to close regular for the time of yr, with highs doubtless round 18-20C.
‘Sunday is anticipated to be principally dry and shiny at first however with showers as soon as once more growing by way of the morning, a few of which may very well be heavy, and presumably thundery. The unsettled sample is anticipated to proceed to dominate into the beginning of subsequent week.’
The founding father of the Somerset pageant Michael Eavis was pictured formally opening the gate to Glastonbury this morning marking the official begin of the four-day music spectacular.
The pageant is returning for its fiftieth anniversary after a three-year hiatus as a consequence of Covid-19.
Eavis and his daughter Emily have been stood at one of many pageant’s many entry factors and clapped as the primary attendees entered the location.
Eavis, 86, informed these coming into the gates: ‘This goes to be the most effective present on the town.
‘Wait and see. You higher consider it.’
Just 60 per cent of trains will run throughout Wednesday, with walkouts deliberate for Thursday and Saturday.
This yr’s much-anticipated pageant, working from Wednesday to Sunday, will host enormous stars from Diana Ross and Sir Paul McCartney, to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Olivia Rodrigo.