Glastonbury Festival

The weather can have a big impact on summer festivals in the UK.

This year will be the 42nd year since the first Glastonbury Festival and the event continues to grow in size and appeal.

During the week of the festival Worthy Farm in Pilton will see more than 137,000 music fans arriving to see some of the world's top music acts, as well as taking part in lots of different activities.

Before packing your tent and choosing whether to take your wellies or flip flops to the 2013 Glastonbury Festival, check the Glastonbury weather forecast below.

There are 28 different stages or festival areas at this year's Glastonbury Festival, with international headliners on the Pyramid Stage including:

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Mumford and Sons
  • The Rolling Stones 

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26-30 June - Will you need to pack your wellies and waterproofs or will you be wearing your cowboy hat and sun cream at this year's Glastonbury Festival?

 Glastonbury Festival and the weather

The Glastonbury Festival is famous for the variable weather conditions the event has seen. 2010 celebrated 40 years since the first Glastonbury Festival in glorious sunshine, however festival-goers suffered when the the high temperatures caused heat exhaustion and sun-stroke.

2009 wasn't such a sunny affair with torrential downpours hitting the festival site on the Thursday, accompanied by thunderstorms which illuminated the valley with lightning. 

However, the weather never puts off festival-goers as the attendance numbers for Glastonbury Festival steadily increase and tickets sell out faster each year.  

We are issuing a daily weather forecast video which can be found on the Met Office YouTube channel.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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