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18 Aerial Photos Of Glastonbury 2016 To Make You Look At It In A Totally Different Way

It's not all mud.

Photos of a mud-splattered Glastonbury have been flung around, providing shivers of schadenfreude for those who could not make it this year.

The annual festival is currently a slippy hole of mud, but from above it looks like a majestic, sprawling city of tents.

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Francis Hawkins / SWNS


The first Glastonbury Festival happened the day after Jim Hendrix died in 1970.

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Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Just 1,500 people attended the first festival, compared to 100,000 in 2016.

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Francis Hawkins / SWNS

This year's Glastonbury hit the headlines with visitors finding themselves queuing for up to 12 hours in traffic to get to the site, due to bad weather.

Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Despite the weather and traffic, the festival is still growing, with organisers announcing on Twitter on Thursday: "At 9am, there were 1,000 more people on site than same time in 2015."

Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS
Francis Hawkins / SWNS

Jealous much? Remember, on the ground it's still like this.

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Henry Nicholls / SWNS


Matt Tucker is the UK Picture Editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Matthew Tucker at matthew.tucker@buzzfeed.com.

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