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Glastonbury festival 2014 is officially open

The gates to Worthy Farm opened at 8am this morning

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Glastonbury 2014 is officially open.

The gates to the festival opened at 8am this morning (June 25), with queues of people leading to the Worthy Farm site in Pilton, Somerset.

Speaking about what punters can expect on the very first day of the event, Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis told NME: "Wednesday is just a day to arrive, to settle in, to find things. There will be things happening that you can see but there's not going to be any full-on gigs. It's just a time to get to know the site, especially if you haven't been before, to work out where you are, to navigate. It's quite good to arrive on the Wednesday and most people do. Last year 100,000 people arrived then."

Met Office officials have predicted that "thundery showers" could occur across the main three days of Glastonbury Festival this weekend. The weather forecast for the start of this week's Glastonbury looks set to consist of light rain on Thursday, progressing to heavy showers for the first full day of the event on Friday.

However, as the weekend progresses, the risk of showers, some of them heavy, increases. Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Bob Wilderspin said: "Thursday night into Friday morning could see some heavy downpours for Somerset and there is the potential for slow moving thundery showers to affect Glastonbury Festival both Saturday and Sunday."

The full stage times for the event were revealed earlier this month. Information on the timings for the Pyramid Stage, Other Stage, West Holts Stage, The Park Stage, John Peel Stage, Acoustic Tent and Avalon Stage can be found here.

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