Emily Eavis live from the Glastonbury site: ‘It’s filling up’

Co-organiser gives us the latest as the gates open for 2010 festival

The gates for the 2010 Glastonbury festival opened this morning (June 23), and co-organiser Emily Eavis has told NME there has been a “steady flow” of fans making their way on site.

Speaking from Worthy Farm, Eavis said she had travelled around the site as the first festival-goers began to arrive.

“It’s all good, people are flowing in,” she said. “There’s a steady flow of people really and the site is filling up fast. There are lots of people pitching their tents at the moment but there’s still plenty of green space too.”


She added that, with the site currently bathed in sunshine, the atmosphere was already building nicely – particularly with England‘s World Cup final group match set to be shown on the Pyramid Stage‘s screens at 3pm (BST) today.

“The mood is excellent,” Eavis said of the festival-goers who have arrived so far. “There’s a lot of excitement and anticipation for a genuine occasion. I’ve just been up in the Green Fields and it’s really beautiful up there. It’s amazing what people have done.”

With the festival looking likely to enjoy good weather for most of the weekend, Eavis urged those who have not yet left for the festival to remember to come prepared.

“Be ready for it to be hot, it’s already quite dry and dusty on site,” she explained. “So people should bring sun protection and some kind of hat because otherwise they’ll feel the heat. Also, remember that just because it’s warm during the day it gets really cold at night, so bring warm clothes as well.”

NME will be coming live from Glastonbury once the music kicks off (June 25-27), so head to NME.COM/Glastonbury for the latest news, live reports, photos, blogs and more.


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