Glastonbury Festival - the fence goes up!
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The preparations for summer's biggest UK live music event are underway, with Glasto's first lady Emily Eavis confirming that the infamous 'superfence' is being put in place as we speak.
With the three-day music and arts extravanganza just six weeks away, Worthy Farm is already starting to take its festival form.
From now until the gates open, the site will resemble a construction site as planners and production workers beaver away to transform more than 1000 acres into the world's most famous festival setting.
Talking to XFM, Emily Eavis said that everything is running on schedule and shaping up for a fantastic event.
She said: “It’s really, really, really, good. Very exciting. And it’s nice to get a bit of rain as before it was getting a bit too hot. The site’s coming along great and the fences started going up two or three days ago, so it’s really starting to feel like a festival site again. The transformation from farm back to site is happening. Its really exciting."
Asked about the impact of Glasto's year off in 2006, she said: “I think the year off thing really comes into its own when we’re building up to this one, because people’s enthusiasm and energy and everything is just double. It just seems like there’s a lot of excitement about this year."
In other news, Emily’s dad Michael Eavis has revealed that every ticket holder will be given a free roll of recycled toilet paper to help make the event more environmentally friendly.
The full artist lineup will be revealed on 1 June but loads of bands have already confirmed themselves, including headliners Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and The Who. Check out the 'lineup' link above for more rumours.
Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22-24 June with gates opening two days earlier.
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