GLASTONBURY, UK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In what's becoming a tradition for the mammoth Brit Glastonbury festival, torrential rain and concordant mud have arrived with the first wave of festival attendees.
After three years with rain of epic proportions (1997, 1998 and 2005,) mud has become part and parcel of the festival, in the minds of many attendees but festival organizer Michael Eavis hopes this year might be different after spending almost $200,000 on drainage systems for the festival site. "I'm almost looking forward to the rain to see the pipes working" he told Reuters.
The first waves of the expected 177,000 people have already arrived at the festival site and tent camps are starting to sprout in the choicest locations before a weekend of music from a strong lineup including The Who, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Arctic Monkey, Amy Winehouse and Bloc Party among many others.
The festival will run from June 22nd to June 24th. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers