British resolve is being tested to the limit today as festival-goers struggle through traffic jams and mud to get to Glastonbury.
Organisers have warned people travelling to Worthy Farm by car, caravan or campervan not to travel because “wet weather and ground conditions” are causing congestion:
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
People arriving by coach or train were told to travel as planned but to be prepared for “your journey to take longer than usual”.
Today is the first day of arrivals at the event, with more than 180,000 festival-goers expected to pour in over the rest of the week.
And people took to Twitter to share some ingenious ways to waste time:
— Sabah Malik Peter (@SabMalPet) June 22, 2016
— Rosalind O'Driscoll (@RS_ODriscoll) June 22, 2016
— James Sutton (@thejamessutton) June 22, 2016
— Urban Mermaid (@poppetpup) June 22, 2016
— Dan (@DE_Cooper) June 22, 2016
— Francis Riozzi (@FrancisRiozzi) June 22, 2016
— Katie Tweets (@RealWorldRun) June 22, 2016
— Leeroy Jenkins (@LeeroyJenkwoo) June 22, 2016
While others just pointed out how bad it all was:
— Simon King (@SimonOKing) June 22, 2016
— Clare (@c1areyh) June 22, 2016
And some looked on the bright side:
— Ford Ennals (@fordennals) June 22, 2016
— JackTheRipperLondon (@rippertourldn) June 22, 2016
The Met Office posted a weather update on its Twitter account, saying: “Further outbreaks of #rain over #Glastonbury this morning, adding to the already very wet ground conditions.”
The festival site was dubbed a mudbath earlier in the week following showers, and pictures shared by workers at the festival showed boggy fields and submerged paths.
This year’s headline acts are Muse, Adele and Coldplay, who will all take to the famous Pyramid Stage.
Main image: PA