Glastonbury 2022 LIVE: Day two at Worthy Farm when thunderstorms were issued

‘It’s the best place on earth’

Glastonbury Festival goers have said the festival “really is the best place on earth” as it returns after a three-year hiatus.

Players have arrived at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, since the early hours of Wednesday morning for the Glastonbury Festival’s 50th anniversary.

When the gates opened shortly after 8 a.m., attendees shared their excitement ahead of the five-day event.

Ben Colgan, from Stockport, drove down to Pilton with his friend Tuesday night and slept in the car overnight before the festival gates opened Wednesday morning.

Colgan, a 34-year-old technical chief who will be joined by his wife at the festival on Thursday, told the PA news agency: “It’s really like a dream.

“It sounds a little sad, but it is. Glastonbury has been our thing for the last seven years. Me and my wife came first and then brought a couple of friends, brought some more, and now we are about 12 coming. and camp together.

“And it really is the best place on Earth. It really is.

“Everyone is in the best mood, everyone wants to chat, everyone wants to be your friends, and you just don’t get that anywhere else.

“It’s just incredible.”

Jake Sayer, who drove to the festival from North Devon and left at. 03.00, said he felt “relief” after being at the festival when he had been queuing since kl. 05.00.

Speaking of the actions he is most looking forward to seeing, the 28-year-old, surf school principal, said: “Personally, I try not to put too much pressure on it.

“I find that if you run around all the time with your friends and who they want to see and stuff like that, it gets a little stressful.”

When he spoke to the PA shortly after noon.

“It’s about feeling good,” he said.

“I just love feeling really removed from work and all that. You’re here. Your phone is off. It’s almost like being on another planet … Glastonbury is huge. It has a culture and everyone is so excited. ”

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