Glastonbury sizzles on the first day

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published: Thu 22nd Jun 2017

around the festival site (stone circle)

Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th June 2017
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£238 plus booking fee - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 19th Jun 2017

The first day of Glastonbury Festival can be summed up with on word – baking!! Queues moved steadily in the sizzling heat as the areas of shade rapidly filled with those seeking a respite from the scorching sun. Revellers gathered under the bristling flags of West Holts field, or the shade of the Avalon Stage, and the smaller venues. Whilst the main stages weren’t open, micro stages offered entertainment, and wandered around the site orientating themselves and surveying the food options on sale this year. There seems to be more choice than ever before and more small bars selling more craft options than the bigger bars. The soaring temperatures meant bottles of water were being issued as the Water Aid kiosks were not yet operational.
 
The Festival announced it was open with a large fire work display once night fell last night, with two huge bonfires, a large Chinese dragon, lanterns, chant and opera singing. Large numbers gathered by the stone circle (celebrating it’s tenth year), and a warm evening. This year the Other Stage has a giant fish head above it, and the sea theme is repeated with a fishscale motif on the wristbands.

Today there's a few more venues open and the whole site to explore. Shangri-La and the naughty corner spring to life today, as do Williams Green, The Glade, Common, The Beat Hotel, and Wow! in Silver Hayes with Green Futures, and Croissant Neuf offering more entertainment. With dry ground underfoot expect to be wowed with an array of walkabout in the Theatre & Circus fields, and the Kidz Field offers more performance for children too.                               
 
Don't forget there are hundreds water taps on site to refill your Glastonbury water bottle and keep you hydrated, and the Festival's metal cups available at over the half the bars. It's also worth heading up to the Greenfields and signing a petition or two and find an important cause or two to find out more information about. Beside it the Greenpeace field offers walkways, a galleon and a large tree installation, and a lot of participative activities including an even bigger skate ramp this year. Gnarly!





Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th June 2017
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£238 plus booking fee - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Mon 19th Jun 2017


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