Glastonbury music festival 2013
The wait is finally over for Glastonbury festival-goers. Thousands of people, laden with rucksacks, tents and crates of beer, were arriving at Britain's biggest music festival this morning as the venue confirmed that tickets are completely sold out.
Many music fans chose to sleep in their cars at the site in Somerset the night before the opening, giving them the best chance at securing their favourite camping spot.
The main performances at the event, which had a fallow year in 2012 to coincide with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will not start until Friday - when Arctic Monkeys will top the bill, followed by The Rolling Stones on Saturday night and Mumford & Sons closing the festival on Sunday. The complete line-up is here.
But that does not matter to those setting up camp, with many of the 135,000 ticket holders expected to turn up.
The weather is expected to be warm and mostly dry, quashing fears of another Worthy Farm washout.
Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis said he believes the weather, combined with the line-up, means this year's festival will be "unusually good".
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