It wouldn’t be Glastonbury without mud. The annual music festival in Pilton that’s also a rite-of-passage for U.K. teens is known for its wet weather almost as much as the stellar lineups founder Michael Eavis has presented during the event’s 41-year history.
Although Glastonbury began letting folks in today, the music doesn’t really get going until Friday when U2 tops a bill that also features Morrissey, Biffy Clyro, B.B. King and Wu-Tang Clan. Coldplay, Elbow, Paolo Nutini and The Gaslight Anthem are just some of the acts appearing Saturday while Sunday’s fun includes Beyoncé, Paul Simon, Plan B, Laura Marling, Fleet Foxes and Bright Eyes.
And most of the festival weekend will feature that glorious Glastonbury rain. According to the Weather Channel, the Pilton area will experience showers tonight, light rain on Thursday and more rain on Saturday. Friday’s weather situation is a little more optimistic with the weatherman calling for partly cloudy skies while Sunday’s forecast predicts clouds in the a.m. and sun in the p.m.
Meanwhile, you can stay up-to-date on Glastonbury 2011 via the festival’s website. Just click here.