In Pictures: Revellers arrive ahead of Glastonbury Festival

More than 200,000 people are expected at Worthy Farm in Somerset for the return of the Glastonbury Festival.

The gates officially opened at 8am on Wednesday, with dry and warm weather forecast.

The five-day event will be headlined by Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure. Tickets sold out in just 36 minutes.

Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Day 1
Glastonbury is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world (Yui Mok/PA)
Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Day 1
Festival stalwart Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, said: ‘For four days we get to live a fantasy, Utopian existence’ (Aaron Chown/PA)
Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Day 1
There is a mixed weather picture, with forecasters warning there could be severe storms during the latter part of the festival, with potential flooding (Yui Mok/PA)
Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Day 1
Only eight years of the festival – including the first Glastonbury in 1970 – have not seen any rain. (Aaron Chown/PA)
Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Day 1
Climate change and the environment is at the centre of this year’s festival, with several talks and debates planned across the site including an Extinction Rebellion procession on Thursday (Aaron Chown/PA)
Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Day 1
Attendees will also be among the first to trial the next-generation 5G network technology, with mobile operator EE erecting five temporary masts (Aaron Chown/PA
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