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60 Awesome Photos To Get You In The Glastonbury Spirit

  • Eccentric headwear is optional, but encouraged.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Mumford & Sons' triumphant set on the Other Stage in 2011 set the London four-piece up for a headlining slot on the Sunday night at this year's festival.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • What a show-off...

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Most punters hate mud during festival season. This guy, however, seems to love it a bit too much...

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • What's that strange glowing yellow orb in the sky?

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • This sure beats taking a mid-day nap in a tent.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • The Vaccines stormed the Other Stage in 2011, and this year the new princes of indie, sing-a-long rock have been rewarded with a slot on the Pyramid Stage on Friday.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Good luck finding your tent at night - it's looking a bit crowded.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Glastonbury Festival is a great place to spot some, erm, interesting attire.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Next week's issue of NME will be the ultimate Glasto preview, featuring all the best interviews and stories ahead of the weekend of the year.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Don't you hate trying to piece together a tent when you get to a festival site, when all you really want to do is crack open a cider? That's just what these lucky tipi-dwellers got to do upon arrival.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • A bit of colour can go a long way in a big muddy field at Glastonbury.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • If you're drawing up your Glastonbury schedule, check out the five worst clashes here.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • While it's probably not the most practical festival attire (that mask must get pretty toasty under the sun), it's probably not the strangest outfit that will pop up over the weekend.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • These onesies, however, look like the comfiest option. Although white might not have been the best colour choice if they want to stay clean...

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • That doesn't mean that the field wasn't muddy yet, though!

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 23 Jun 2011

  • Tickets to Glastonbury Festival are always difficult to get hold of, but it's not hard to see why.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 23 Jun 2011

  • Radiohead's "surprise gig" on the Park Stage in 2011 was pretty surprising content wise, although they did bust out 'Street Spirit (Fade Out)' at the end.

    Photo: Danny North/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Festival founder Michael Eavis currently runs the campaign "Love The Farm… Leave No Trace" at Glastonbury, as he is very conscious of the environmental issues of the festival site.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 23 Jun 2011

  • We don't mean to be grumpy, but please leave your vuvuzela at home.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • If you've been to Glasto, then you know how thick the mud at Worthy Farm can get. This is where defeated wellies go to die.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 23 Jun 2011

  • This year, the Pyramid Stage will see the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons perform alongside acts from the war-torn African nation of Mali.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 23 Jun 2011

  • Friendly Fires wowed the Other Stage in 2011, bring with them both 'Hawaiian Air' and a particularly natty hawaiian shirt.

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 26 Jun 2011

  • It might look a bit grim from this angle, but once the music kicks off, this muddy field becomes the haven for any music fan.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

    Added: 23 Jun 2011

  • Slipping and sliding is inevitable. Look and this picture and remember: pack your wellies!

    Photo: PA

    Added: 23 Jun 2011

  • Two revellers head for an early pitch on relatively stable ground.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 22 Jun 2011

  • One man sporting what looks to be the perpetual Glastonbury festival fashion.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 22 Jun 2011

  • Dry and clean Glastonbury fans heading to the train in London in 2011. National Rail's website has the latest info on getting to the site.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 22 Jun 2011

  • While we'd prefer a stack of cider, you can't fault their forward planning. Glastonbury is one of the few festivals that doesn't have its hands tied by mega-brewer sponsors, allowing anyone to bring in anything (legal) they can carry.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 22 Jun 2011

  • Ponchos, jackets and wellies sell out quick in Pilton. Get yours in before you leave.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 22 Jun 2011

  • The Chemical Brothers on the Other Stage in 2011 provided all the dance-floor hits from 'Hey Boy, Hey Girl' to 'Block Rockin' Beats'.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 04 Jul 2011

  • Michael Eavis stops by in his van during a check on the site.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • Yep, that'll be mud. Lots of it. Two girls wallowing knee deep in fresh Pilton mud back in 2011.

    Photo: Getty

    Added: 21 Jun 2011

  • A crashed plane lies in wait in the Unfairground. The southern section of the site is home to most of the late night insanity.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • We're not entirely sure what the beheaded stoner in the flat cap impaled on the fence signifies.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • Drink it in, a grassy Glasto. With the forecast set for showers it won't stay green and pleasant for long.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • Morrissey earned rave reviews in 2011, playing Smiths classics including 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' and 'Shoplifters Of the World Unite'.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • The Vale Of Avalon braces itself for the onslaught of 180,000+ punters, numerous workers and bands.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • Oil can rubbish bins piled up in a section of the backstage area. Some people actually sort through those in return for a ticket, you know.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • A giant spider made of scrap takes form in the fields, like an acid-fried vision from a Jeff Wayne wet dream.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • Biffy Clyro's 2011 Pyramid Stage show was as crowd-pleasing as ever from the lads from Kilmarnock, surely helping them secure that Reading and Leeds headline slot this year?

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Miles and miles of portabogs are lined up on Worthy Farm awaiting just under 200,000 bottoms and their effluent.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • Shangri-La lies in pieces on the grass. Chances are you won't recognise this structure come Friday.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • Michael Eavis prepares to invite 180,000 people into his back yard.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 20 Jun 2011

  • A dragon's head lies in wait in a forest. There'll be a few hippies asleep under there come Monday no doubt.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 21 Jun 2011

  • Glastonbury is an incredible opportunity to see some true musical legends. In 2011, B.B. King played the Pyramid Stage and the "King Of The Blues" proved he still had it with 'Rock Me Baby' and 'I Need You'.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • Mr Eavis talks to some of the artists on site about their installations. Drop by the Shangri-La region after dark if you want your mind blown.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 21 Jun 2011

  • For full coverage from the festival, from news to pictures, reviews, comment and video, be sure to bookmark NME.COM/festivals.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 21 Jun 2011

  • White Lies won a huge number of new fans with their 2011 set.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 16 Feb 2011

  • Down in Shangri-La you'll find The Decontamination Unit and The Skywalk, where a virus is passed from person to person. "Symptoms include loss of moral inhibition, nymphomania and other dubious delights" apparently. You don't get that at V.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

    Added: 21 Jun 2011