Glastonbury 2011: Fans travel to muddy festival site

23 June 2011 Last updated at 06:23 BST

Fans have started arriving at a mud-soaked and wet Glastonbury for this year's festival, headlined by U2, Beyonce and Coldplay.
Fans at train station
Festival-goers queue for trains on their way to the 2011 Glastonbury festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. A Madame Tussauds waxwork of Beyonce, one of this year's headliners, also has a place in the queue.
Fans queue at Glastonbury
Fans wait in line to get into the world famous festival. Demand for tickets was higher than usual this year because there's no concert in 2012 - that's because every few years the owners give the land and fields a chance to recover.
Fans arrive at Glastonbury
People arrive at the festival site and make their way through heavy mud to put up their tents. This year's event is to be headlined by U2, Coldplay, and Beyonce.
Fans in mud at Glastonbury
A man drags his belongings through the mud. 170,000 people and 40,000 vehicles will arrive at the festival site over the weekend, with official stages opening on Friday.
Fans in mud
Two festival-goers make their way through the mudbath. Tickets for the event went on sale at £195 last October and sold out in just over four hours.
Men putting up tent
Four campers brave the rain to put up their tent. The festival features 60 official stages and there will be more than 2,200 performances over the entire weekend.
A policeman helps one fan with her bags. Alongside headliners there's a host of other top acts set to play, like Cee Lo Green, Chase and Status, The Chemical Brothers, and Pendulum.
Fans at Glastonbury
Large crowds traditionally come to the Glastonbury site on the Wednesday before the festival starts. Long traffic queues are expected on the A361 heading towards Pilton from Glastonbury, and on the A37 from Bristol.
Fans with wheelie-bin
Two men decide to use a wheelie bin to carry their stuff up a mud soaked hill. The festival used to be notorious for people getting in for free, but a large metal fence has been used to stop that happening since 2002.
Barefoot fan and friend
One fan goes barefoot through the muck on the way to campsites. Sunday is expected to be the hottest day of the weekend, but judging by these pics most people will still be wearing wellies!