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Literally Just A Lot Of Pictures Of People Stuck In Traffic Or Mud At Glastonbury

Everyone bring armbands and goggles.

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People yet to depart for Glastonbury have been urged to delay their journey, while those already on their way have been told to stop somewhere "safe and warm" after weeks of wet weather led to massive delays getting on to the festival site.

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On Twitter, people hoping to reach Worthy Farm in Somerset complained of being stuck in queues for up to 12 hours.

I live about 40 mins from Glastonbury site... It's taken me 12 hours to get in. This is new levels #Glastonbury

My absolute favourite thing about #Glastonbury is sitting in my car for 11 hours Woohoo! Could still be 3 hours more Yaaaay! @glastofest 🎪🎶🎶

Been queuing for 11 & 1/2 hours since Shepton Mallet 😤 still nowhere near moving 😭 #Glastonbury

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Festival organisers said "wet weather and ground conditions" were causing "heavy traffic congestion" around the site.

"If you are coming to the festival by car or campervan/caravan and have yet to begin your journey, please do not set off," a statement said.

"If you have set off and have yet to reach the site, please stop somewhere safe and warm (ie a service station). Grab some essentials, as you may have a long wait in your vehicle."

If you’re coming to the Festival by car or campervan and are yet to begin your journey, please do not set off yet.

Gates officially opened at 8am today, two days before the festival entertainment starts proper, but festival founder Michael Eavis said people had ignored advice not to arrive early.

"We did ask people to come in later," he told BBC News.

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At least some people appreciated the irony of this referendum-themed photo.

Oh the irony....IN but not IN #glastonburytraffic

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Adele, Coldplay, and Muse are this year's headline acts.

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