Perennial festival favourite The Proclaimers will be making their way down to the Tor to perform at this year's Glastonbury Festival, and they're crossing their fingers for fine weather.

Charlie Reid (or is it Craig? No, I'm sure he said Charlie) tells HuffPostUK, "It's all right for the band, we're the one group of people being protected because they don't want us to electrocute ourselves, it's the punters I feel for. Some of them have been out there in the mud for hours."

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The Proclaimers will be heading to Glastonbury for a Saturday set

Charlie and his brother are veterans of the mud, having played at Glastonbury in 2005, when the rains fell in Biblical fashion. His favourite festival memory is of another year, 1987, when they made their festival debut - "We were the first act on the Sunday at about noon, people were just getting up, clearing their tents away, but we just kept singing."

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And he speaks fondly of their 1989 visit, fresh from the success of their 'Sunshine on Leith' album, when they boomed out '500 Miles' to a packed field - "nothing like it."

The twins will be taking to the Acoustic Stage on Saturday evening, when they'll be performing all their staple favourites - "we're only known for three or four songs, so it's easy," says Charlie modestly.

This means they'll get the chance to savour some of the other acts too, with Elvis Costello and Stevie Winwood among their top picks. But they're in the middle of a massive tour themselves, which means they won't get to see the Stones on Sunday.

Also on the slate for the Edinburgh favourites is the film version of their hit musical 'Sunshine on Leith', telling hte story of two soldiers returning home from Afghanistan. Are there parts for the music-makers on screen?

"It's blink and you'll miss it territory," explains Charlie. "There's one shot of us coming out of a pub in Leith with two other actors. So we get our Alfred Hitchcock moment."

'The Very Best of the Proclaimers: 1987 - 2012' is out on 1 July. Tour info here:

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    Aisha Thomas, five, from Shepton Mallet stands under a chair as rain falls during the second day of the Glastonbury Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    Festival goers during a light rain shower at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Aisha Thomas, five, from Shepton Mallet stands under a chair as rain falls during the second day of the Glastonbury Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    Festival goers wear ponchos as rain falls during the second day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers dancing to the music of The Rolling Stones during a 'Jagger off' flash mob, at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers dancing to the music of The Rolling Stones during a 'Jagger off' flash mob, at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goer Kirsten Ryan, seven, from Bath, relaxing in a trolley at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers dancing to the music of The Rolling Stones during a 'Jagger off' flash mob, at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers dancing to the music of The Rolling Stones during a 'Jagger off' flash mob, at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers dancing to the music of The Rolling Stones during a 'Jagger off' flash mob, at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goer Kirsten Ryan, seven, from Bath, relaxing in a trolley at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goer Kirsten Ryan, seven, from Bath, relaxing in a trolley at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    (left to right) Natalie Durkin, Lauren Carne, Alice Dunn, Elspeth Groundwater and Sita Jindal erect their tent during the second day of the Glastonbury 2013 Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    (left to right) Alice Dunn, Sita Jindal and Lauren Carne move their tent during the second day of the Glastonbury 2013 Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    (left to right) Alice Dunn, Elspeth Groundwater, Sita Jindal and Lauren Carne erect their tent during the second day of the Glastonbury 2013 Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    (left to right) Natalie Durkin, Lauren Carne, Alice Dunn, Elspeth Groundwater and Sita Jindal erect their tent during the second day of the Glastonbury 2013 Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    Festival goers arrive during the second day of the Glastonbury 2013 Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    Festival goers arrive during the second day of the Glastonbury 2013 Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    A man carries supplies of toilet paper as festival goers arrive during the second day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    Rachel McHugh and Amy Clifton from Lincolnshire wear eye make-up during the second day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    A woman checks her make-up during the second day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    Festival goers arrive during the second day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

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    A woman drinks beer from a hat during the second day of the Glastonbury Festival at Pilton Farm, Somerset.

  • Festival goers arrive at the Glastonbury Music Festival site, Glastonbury, England on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Thousands are to arrive for the three day festival that starts on Friday, June 28 with headliners, Arctic Monkeys, the Rolling Stones and Mumford and Sons. (Photo by Jim Ross/Invision/AP)

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    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Ellis Cameron, 21 (L) and Iona Bruce, 21 from Scotland pose for a photograph as they arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: A man drags a trolley as he arrives at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People relax in front of newly erected tents at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People sit in front of the newly erected tents at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People relax in front of newly erected tents at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: (L-R) Tash Sullivan, Jessica Shakles, Zoe Audibert and Rose Long arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People relax before erecting tents at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

  • Gates Open For The Glastonbury Festival

    GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: People arrive at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, in Pilton at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. Gates opened today at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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    Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

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    Festival goers arriving for the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.