>> Not the warmest of British welcomes for Glastonbury's first damp arrivals. The festival isn't even properly underway yet, and already the mud is everywhere. Wet weather conditions adding to an already flooded site, with parts under water and camping areas turned to mud. Elsewhere in Southwest England, hours of traffic building up around the festival site.
Police asking revellers to stay away until congestion and queues have subsided. Around 180,000 people are expected to attend for this weekends lineup and headliners, Cold Play, Adele, and Muse. Lastenbree veterans have come prepared and for those without inside knowledge, heavy duty help is at hand. For a Greenfield Festival, glimpses of grass are few and far between, but with the promise of sun peeking out of this weekend's weather forecast, spirits remain high.
Any attempts at festival chic, though, may be in vain. The mud promises more of an endurance test than a fashion affair.