Glastonbury weather: Fans remain in high spirits despite inevitable rain

Twitter was awash with excited tweets about the world-famous festival

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They've been warned that things could get “quite muddy” which, judging from years gone by, is an understatement to say the least - but Glastonbury revellers are not to be deterred by a bit of rain.

Forecasters have warned of heavy downpours over the weekend, but festival-goers are refusing to let the impending weather dampen their spirits.

Exhibiting typical British stoicism, music lovers all over the country took to Twitter to express their excitement about attending the five-day musical extravaganza.

As the gates to the Somerset farm officially opened at 8am today, first-timers and die-hards alike showed that they are suited, welly-booted and raring to go.

And there was one particular attendee causing quite a stir. Maisie Williams, who plays Ayra Stark in Game of Thrones, tweeted her barely concealed delight.

Cue the excitement levels of fellow festival-goers reaching new heights.

After all, who needs Metallica, Kasabian and Arcade Fire when you’ve got a Stark?

There was also an abundance of tweets from those not lucky enough to nab one of the 120,000 tickets that went on sale this year – more than one million people registered for the event, which sold in the record time of one hour and 27 minutes.

But other users were happy to avoid the rain and stay at home.

This year's event will see Metallica, Kasabian and Arcade Fire headlining the world-famous musical extravaganza, with other major acts on the bill including the Black Keys, Massive Attack and Pixies.

Car parks were opened from 9pm yesterday to allow festival-goers to arrive throughout the night when traffic volumes were low, but they were not allowed to leave their cars. The gates were being opened from 8am today ahead of the main acts beginning on Friday.