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Last Updated: Thursday June 24 2010 07:52 GMT

In Pictures: Glastonbury kicks off

Glastonbury train station

It's just a teensy bit busy at Castle Cary train station, as tens of thousands of music fans start arriving for the 40th Glastonbury festival.

Girls at Glastonbury

These girls have got it all worked out... Comfy pillows? Check. Hats? Check. Sunglasses? Check. And wellies for the mud? Check!!

Girl at Glastonbury

How much stuff can one person carry? This girl has certainly come prepared

Tents at Glastonbury

A whopping 140,000 people are expected at Glastonbury in 2010. Performers will include Florence and the Machine, Gorillaz, N-Dubz and Dizzee Rascal.


But on Wednesday afternoon, there was just one thing on the crowd's mind - watching the England game.

Pyramid stage

Thousands of people watched the game on a huge screen on the Pyramid Stage.

Man with vuvuzela

And of course the sound of the vuvuzela could be heard everywhere.

Ice cream van

It was such a hot day that cooling off with an ice-cream was a popular idea.

Man with umbrella

And this man made sure he was in the shade with his England-themed get-up.


Glastonbury by night... fans take a rest as they prepare for the music to start on Thursday.