The waiting is over… Glastonbury 2014 is here at last. NME arrived on site yesterday (June 25) along with 92,000 punters, ready for a weekend of bands, booze and with any luck, a bit of sunshine. Here’s the best sights we’ve captured on camera so far, as the party gets underway…
Walking backwards? You’re just asking to land on your back in a muddy puddle there, pal.
Those three cans of mojito on the train to Worthy Farm always seem like such a good idea. Until you have to assemble your tent half-cut, that is.
There’s a “Glastonbury: flying the flag for British music” gag in here somewhere.
Teamwork. That’s what Glastonbury’s all about. That and being accosted by strange, saucer-eyed men called Mystic Clive in the Stone Circle at 4am who wants to discuss “vibes, man…”
Some cheery boozers checking in to the Beat Hotel. Enjoy those blue skies while you can, guys.
Just wait till they’re slopped in four days’ worth of dirt, looking like Swamp Things. Won’t look so much like people then.
Same for you lot.
Glad to see Glastonbury’s as off the wall as ever.
Arcadia has it all. Yes, including giant mechanical spiders, apparently.
A view from inside the spider.
It all gets a bit Alice In Wonderland as you venture around Arcadia. Alice In Wonderland meets Ground Force.
According to Glastonbury’s website, the Shangri La area’s theme this year is a vast dystopian city that was destroyed by corrupt politicians, a deadly virus and violent aliens. I hate it when that happens.
More Shangri La madness.
Even more Shangri La madness.
Magic tea cup ride seats in Shangri La. As if Glasto could get any more magical.
Now that’s a greenhouse.
No big deal, just some gravity-defying plants.
Michael Eavis sang the Rolling Stones at karaoke. Could have saved himself a few bob getting Mick Jagger and co to play last year and just headlined the Pyramid Stage himself…
Told you it was busy: this was the crowd for The 1975’s secret set at William’s Green, which was followed by a secret show from the mighty Metronomy. Not that much of a secret!
One of the first acts of the weekend, East India Youth was in imperious form in the Wow! Tent, playing songs from his debut, ‘Total Strife Forever’.
Kate Tempest was also in action, bringing her gritty, poetic rap to the Common’s Rum Shack. She was watched by Dan from Bastille. Fun fact for you there.
Glasto at night – what a view. Stay with us, we’re updating with loads of fresh photos, it’s gonna be a great weekend…