Well, for once a great big rain-cloud hasn't followed them, as Fran and Dougie join the festival fun...

TRAVIS turned up at GLASTONBURY this afternoon (June 28), and said they’d been lured at the last minute by the beautiful weather and top bands!

Dougie Payne and Fran Healy turned up just after 3pm, and promptly went off to watch Polyphonic Spree doing their joyous thing beneath huge blue skies on the Pyramid Stage.

Speaking to NME.COM shortly after they arrived, Dougie confessed he’d not seen “the mighty Kings Of Leon” before, but was desperate to catch them in the idyllic Glastonbury sunshine. “I’ve not seen them before, but Andy [Dunlop, guitarist] has seen them supporting Supergrass and he thoroughly recommended them! And what better setting to see them than Glastonbury in the sunshine. I expected us to bring at least a little rain with us, but it doesn’t look as if it’s going to happen. It’s brilliant!”

He said he and Fran only decided to come down to the festival yesterday. “And it’s all worked out beautifully,” he said. “This is the best I’ve seen it, it’s just amazing.”

Dougie also reminisced about Travis‘ headline slot on the Pyramid Stage in 2000. “That was fantastic, brilliant. It was really an amazing thing to do, and an amazing thing to see from the stage – looking out over 100,000 people or whatever, it’s just incredible.”

He added that he was hoping to catch the [a][/a] and “the mighty ‘Head” when they headline the Pyramid Stage tonight.

Another band who turned up this afternoon were Starsailor… check back to NME.COM for more news and gossip later, including a report on Radiohead‘s closing slot on the Pyramid Stage.