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24/06/2015 08:58 BST | Updated 24/06/2015 12:59 BST

Glastonbury 2015 Kicks Off, As Thousands Descend On Worthy Farm After Festival Gates Open (PICTURES)

Thousands of music fans have begun descending on the fields of Worthy Farm, for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Gates at the 900 acre site in Pilton, Somerset, opened at 8am on Wednesday (24 June), with many having stayed in their cars overnight to ensure they were among the first to pitch their tents.

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However, the main stages at the event will not open until Friday, when the festival officially begins.

Some of the smaller areas will be putting on some live music and DJ sets to keep revellers entertained in the meantime.

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Around 177,000 people are expected at the festival over the next five days, as Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who all headline the Pyramid Stage.

Among the hundreds of other acts performing include Lionel Richie, Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, George Ezra, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, Rudimental, Jessie Ware, Charli XCX and Slaves.

The weather is expected to be mixed, with rain forecast to hit the site on late Thursday night, and showers expected to continue over the weekend, with daytime temperatures staying between 18 and 21 degrees celsius.

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