These Photos Of The Mud At Glastonbury Will Make You Relieved You Couldn’t Get A Ticket
People were stuck in traffic for up to 12 hours yesterday to get on site. #festivalanxiety
Flash-flooding, rain and swills of mud… It might sound like your typical Irish music festival, but for once it’s not our country that’s getting battered by adverse weather conditions.
The official schedule for Glastonbury kicks off tomorrow at Worthy Farm in Somerset, but people were arriving on site as early as yesterday morning. However those making an effort to be early birds were thwarted by horrible weather, causing traffic delays of up to 12 hours.
Been queuing for 11 & 1/2 hours since Shepton Mallet ? still nowhere near moving ? #Glastonbury
— Katie (@KatieLawton_) June 22, 2016
— Lianne Stevenson (@beanswell) June 21, 2016
So bad was the congestion that the Glastonbury organisers issued a warning yesterday morning advising people to hold off on making their journey, and to stock up on “supplies” if they were already on the road.
If you’re coming to the Festival by car or campervan and are yet to begin your journey, please do not set off yet. pic.twitter.com/0APeaMsyBO
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) June 22, 2016
By yesterday evening, the queues had returned to a normal level, but those who did make it on site were greeted with views like this:
Oh, and this:
Yeah, bringing a wheelie bin for all of those cans might have seemed like a smart idea before you left the house, but not so much now, poor buddy:
Thankfully the rain seems to have died down somewhat this morning, but the swathes of mud remain.
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Glasto-kin, we feel your pain.