The final countdown to the long-awaited return to Worthy Farm is finally on. The festival kicks off on Wednesday (June 22) and runs until Sunday (June 26), where Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar are set to headline.
Glastonbury co-founder Emily Eavis recently spoke to Rolling Stone UK and perfectly captured the excitement behind the festival’s return. “That feeling when people settle in, pitch their tents and the cheering runs through the valley – I just can’t wait to hear that cheer again. It’s going to be like the best Christmas ever,” she said.
The stages may be set for the best Glasto in years, but all we can do now is hold out for good weather. Here’s how the forecast is looking for Pilton, Somerset at the moment, according to BBC weather…
Wednesday 22nd, sun’s high in the sky
We might be looking at the best weather of the festival on day one, with highs of 22-23 degrees between 11am to 6pm, with sunny intervals into the evening until 9pm.
Thursday 23rd, still looking good
Thursday is still looking promising as you hit some of the smaller stages, with highs of 22 degrees, a gentle breeze and very low chance of rain.
Friday 24th, cloudy skies
Saturday 25th, light showers
Temperatures are set to get cooler and things might get a bit damp on Saturday, where Paul McCartney will headline on the Pyramid Stage and Megan Thee Stallion will take to the Other Stage. Light showers are forecast, but there’s still a “low chance” of precipitation, while temperatures will reach 16 degrees.
Sunday 26th, showers and a fresh breeze
Sunday is looking about the same, with chances of light showers across the whole day and highs of 16 degrees. There might also be a moderate breeze in the afternoon, which should subside by the time the tents come down. Diana Ross, Fontaines DC, Pet Shop Boys and Lorde are set to take to the stage on the final day of the festival.
George Ezra and The Chemical Brothers are also among artists that are rumoured to be playing secret sets at the festival.
Meanwhile, Rail workers belonging to the RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport) union are set to stage nationwide walk-outs on 21, 23 and 25 June, following a prolonged dispute over pay, potentially jeopardising travel plans for festival-goers. Currently, more than half of Glastonbury trains have been cancelled due to strikes.
The full line-up and list of set times for this year’s festival is available to view here.