Glastonbury Festival Begins: Gates Open with Potential Rain Forecast
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Glastonbury Festival Begins: Gates Open with Potential Rain Forecast

26 June 2024
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Glastonbury Festival Begins: Gates Open with Potential Rain Forecast

Eclectic Echoes at Glastonbury

The eagerly awaited Glastonbury Festival has begun. Attendees have set up camp as the gates opened to the sound of the Rocky theme, performed by a lively brass band. This world-famous event is taking place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis initiated the Glastonbury Festival by opening the grand doors. A warm welcome and wishes for memorable days were shared on the X platform.

With the forecast predicting mostly warm, dry, and settled weather, attendees are advised to stay hydrated, limit alcohol consumption, and regularly apply sunscreen. However, the Met Office has warned of potential scattered showers throughout the weekend.

As per tradition, Wednesday will be a day of calm before the storm, with the main music stages set to come alive on Friday. This year’s lineup boasts an eclectic mix of artists, including pop sensation Dua Lipa, British rock legends Coldplay, and the soulful American singer-songwriter SZA. Canadian country icon Shania Twain is set to grace the coveted legends slot.

Beyond the music, the 900-acre festival will host a variety of attractions, including film screenings, Q&As, circus performances, and comedy sets. The Pyramid Stage will open on Friday with rock band Squeeze, followed by performances from rising star Olivia Dean, K-pop sensation Seventeen, and singer Paul Heaton.

Dua Lipa, the 28-year-old pop star, is set to make her main stage debut, performing hits from her latest album, Radical Optimism. Saturday will see performances from Nigerian stars Femi Kuti and Ayra Starr, '80s chart-topper Cyndi Lauper, and rock band Keane. The evening will culminate with a performance from Coldplay, marking their fifth headline appearance at the festival.

The final day will commence with a performance by Interlinked Ballet, followed by afternoon sets from Seasick Steve and Paloma Faith. Shania Twain is expected to delight the audience with her timeless hits, continuing the legacy of legends like Dolly Parton, Kylie Minogue, and Diana Ross.

The evening will feature performances from Janelle Monae and Burna Boy, leading up to the closing act by SZA, the US singer who recently won the international artist of the year at the Brit Awards. This marks her festival debut, promising a grand finale with her popular hits Saturn and Kill Bill.

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