Somerset

In pictures: Glastonbury welcomes first muddy arrivals

Media playback is unsupported on your device
Media captionThe BBC's Lizo Mzimba talks to early bird festival goers

It wouldn't be Glastonbury without mud, rain and traffic - but people arriving at the site in Somerset have refused to get bogged down.

Some ticket-holders have been stuck in queues of up to 12 hours after traffic chaos hit all major routes to the site in Shepton Mallet.

More than 100,000 people are due to descend on Worthy Farm for the event, which has already turned into a mudbath.

Image copyright AP
Image caption The gates at Worthy Farm officially opened at 08:00 BST on Wednesday
Image copyright PA
Image caption It's all smiles as the crowds get through the doors
Image copyright PA
Image caption Forecasters say it is expected to dry up a bit later
Image copyright AP
Image caption Heavy rain overnight has made the site very muddy
Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Music fans are expected to arrive in their thousands
Image copyright AP
Image caption Paige Kelly made it all the way from Liverpool
Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Wellies and rain macs are the order of the day...
Image copyright AP
Image caption ...but some are choosing to look on the bright side
Image copyright Reuters
Image caption And there are still some green patches on which to pitch up a tent

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites