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Festival-goers will be able to buy coach and ticket packages early

Weekend drop-outs tune up for wet Glastonbury

As the invasion of middle-class bohemians, weekend drop-outs and the occasional old-fashioned crustie got under way at the Glastonbury Festival yesterday, the storm clouds that had marred Wednesday and created muddy puddles underfoot at last cleared.

Festival has lost some of its sparkle, says founder

Decision to turn site into a walled fortress reduced the levels of crime but also robbed event of its vibrancy, admits Eavis

Tent-slashers mar fun at Glastonbury

GANGS OF teenage boys slashing tents and stealing money and mobile phones were the only cloud at the end of the most successful Glastonbury festival for years.

No mud, only grilled flesh at Glastonbury

THIS YEAR'S Glastonbury festival might have been the last if it had descended into the mudbath of the past two years, the organiser of Europe's biggest rock festival disclosed yesterday. But the event, now in its 29th year, seemed yesterday to have been saved by the sun which made the going dry for the 60,000 who had already reached the Somerset site.

Obituary: Jean Eavis

IN LESS than six weeks' time, Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset will thump to the beat of the Glastonbury Music Festival. Jean Eavis was one half of the formidable team that made "Glasto" arguably the world's most famous pop music festival.

Sticky end as revellers emerge from the swamp

THE MUD BATH also known as the Glastonbury Festival drew to a close last night with thousands facing a tortuous escape back to civilisation.

Festival organisers get that sinking feeling as site turns into sea of mud

It is now an 800-acre sea of mud. Organisers of the Glastonbury Festival yesterday had to truck in 2,000 tons of stone to secure flooded tracks, supply gas heaters for the terminally sodden and get extra pumping trucks working on the lavatories.

Mud tops the festival bill as rain rules centre court

The Glastonbury Festival site has turned into a "bog of melted chocolate" awaiting the 90,000 music fans who will show up today looking for a good time.

The other Glastonbury

One Glastonbury attracts travellers, mystics and pop fans; the other gets the aggravation - and the money. Hettie Judah talks to the villagers of Pilton in Somerset, population 932, as they prepare for the invasion of 100,000 festival-goers. Photographs by Robert Wyatt
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