The green gates to the Glastonbury Festival 2024 swung open as organiser Emily Eavis welcomed eager music fans onto the site. The festival, which promises a sunny week with temperatures reaching 27C, has drawn excited attendees from different parts of the UK and beyond.

Among the festival-goers are veteran attendees like Carmel and Phil Cole, who are attending their 10th Glastonbury Festival after a four-year hiatus. They expressed their excitement to be back and enjoy the festival experience once again. On the other hand, first-timer Meghan Wood from London shared her anticipation for her inaugural festival experience, particularly looking forward to seeing Coldplay perform.

Tom and Emma Naysmith, who traveled from Bradford-on-Avon, expressed a mix of tiredness and excitement upon their arrival at the festival grounds. They joined the hundreds of people who queued up early in the morning to secure their spot for the five-day event, which officially kicks off with music performances on Friday.

The festival’s headliner lineup includes popular acts like Coldplay, Shania Twain, Dua Lipa, and SZA, with a special emphasis on female headliners this year. Emily Eavis, in an interview with BBC 6 Music, described the festival’s evolution over the years, from a wild ride in the 80s to a well-managed event today. She highlighted the significance of having two female headliners as a “passion project” for the festival.

To mark the opening of the festival, a drone show is scheduled for Wednesday evening, followed by a fireworks display. However, football fans attending the festival may face a dilemma as Glastonbury has decided not to screen England’s last-16 game at the Euros to avoid clashing with the headline acts. The festival organizers expressed their best wishes to the England and Scotland teams in the tournament and hoped for a successful run in the quarter-finals.

For those unable to attend the festival in person, live coverage will be available on BBC television and the iPlayer. The festive atmosphere at Glastonbury promises a week of music, fun, and memorable experiences for all attendees, whether they are seasoned festival-goers or first-timers.