The 2023 Glastonbury Festival is officially underway, after co-hosts Michael and Emily Eavis opened the gates to Worthy Farm.
Music fans are busy setting up camp in preparation to see this year’s top artists, the Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John, at the annual event in Somerset. Other artists on the lineup include Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, Lewis Capaldi, Texas and Kelis.
The gates to the festival opened at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, and revelers are definitely refreshing their weather apps to see what they can expect in five days.
Weather experts are providing regular updates on current forecasts for Pilton, Somerset. A downpour on Tuesday morning (June 20) was a blessing for campers trying to pitch their tents, as the ground remained dry and cracked from last week’s heatwave.
Festivalgoers have been warned of wet weather for the first few days. However, the sky will clear on Friday when the music starts.
You can find a list of weather forecasts for Glastonbury – as noted by Weather – below.
Wednesday, June 21 forecast from noon to 19h, sunny, cloudy, with thunderstorms. The temperature is forecast to be 22 degrees.
Thursday, June 22 is said to be “partly sunny and enjoyable”. The highest temperature forecast is 23 degrees.
Friday, June 23 it will be cloudy, the highest temperature is 24 degrees, dropping to 15 degrees in the evening.
Saturday June 24 most will be sunny and warm – with a peak of 26 degrees.
Sunday, June 25 The forecast is for mild and warm winds, sunny and cloudy, with temperatures up to 26 degrees Celsius. Watch out for showers in the afternoon.
This list will be updated as more accurate forecasts become available.
Organizers at Glastonbury have asked guests not to bring single-use vapes to the campsite this year, with a message on the festival’s guide listing commenting: “They pollute the environment and can be dangerous. hazardous at waste treatment centers.”
The festival has long focused on sustainable causes and encourages guests to be mindful of how they treat the place and the wider world. The big cleanup at the end of the event is one of the most widely observed moments of the festival.
Live coverage of the 2023 Glastonbury Festival will be broadcast by BBC on TV, BBC Radio, Sounds and iPlayer.
This year, the broadcaster also launched a brand new channel, Pyramid Stage – Signed, which will feature British Sign Language performances in every show on the main stage.
Here’s a list of Glastonbury’s 20 greatest performances, ranked.