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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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