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Glastonbury wakes up to blazing 82F heat as Stormzy gears up for headline role

Ready to kick up a Stormzy! Glastonbury wakes up to blazing 82F heat after partying late into the night – as grime star gears up to make history by becoming the first British rapper to headline famous festival

  • The Croydon-born grime artist Stormzy will make music history as the first act to headline this year’s event
  • Festival-goers are expected to enjoy dry and sunny weather, with temperatures set to reach 84.2F at 4pm
  • Attendees have already packed out the Worthy Farm campsite pitching tents and settling in for the weekend 
  • On Thursday revellers were pictured cracking open the beers with police officers even joining in with the fun  

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Bleary-eyed revellers at Glastonbury will wake up to heats of 82F today following a night of partying as Stormzy prepares to become the first British rapper to headline the festival when he takes to the main stage tonight.

The Croydon-born grime artist is currently second in the charts with his hit Vossi Bop and will make music history as the first act to headline this year’s event. 

Thousands arrived at the festival site yesterday, with around 203,000 revellers due on the site over the weekend. 

The packed-out festival will host artists including Kylie Minogue, The Killers, The Cure and even U.S. star Miley Cyrus on the famous Pyramid stage. 

As revellers arrived yesterday, many got into the festival spirit almost immediately, cracking open beers and bottles of wine.

Police officers were even spotted getting in on the fun and were photographed in their full uniforms with a group of festival goers.

Pascaline Dubosc, 34, from France, washes herself with the help of Richard Gennings, 30, at the beginning of the third day of Glastonbury Festival

Bleary-eyed revellers at Glastonbury will wake up to heats of 82F today following a night of partying as Stormzy prepares to become the first British rapper to headline the festival when he takes to the main stage tonight

Bleary-eyed revellers at Glastonbury will wake up to heats of 82F today following a night of partying as Stormzy prepares to become the first British rapper to headline the festival when he takes to the main stage tonight

Croydon-born grime artist Stormzy is currently second in the charts with his hit Vossi Bop and will make music history as the first act to headline this year's event

Croydon-born grime artist Stormzy is currently second in the charts with his hit Vossi Bop and will make music history as the first act to headline this year’s event

The amount of attendees has shot up from 1,500 to a whopping 135,000 today - even though the festival doesn't properly kick off until later today

The amount of attendees has shot up from 1,500 to a whopping 135,000 today – even though the festival doesn’t properly kick off until later today

The party continued into the night, with this glitter-covered woman dancing on a man's shoulders in the Glade area at sunset

The party continued into the night, with this glitter-covered woman dancing on a man’s shoulders in the Glade area at sunset

Thousands arrived at the festival site yesterday and partied late into the first night, with around 203,000 revellers due on the site over the weekend

Thousands arrived at the festival site yesterday and partied late into the first night, with around 203,000 revellers due on the site over the weekend

Festival-goers are expected to enjoy dry and sunny weather, according to the Met Office, with temperatures predicted to reach 29C (84.2F) today at around 4pm.

Climate change and the environment is at the centre of this year’s Glastonbury Festival, with several talks and debates planned across the site.

The festival has banned single-use plastic bottles and urged those attending to bring their own re-usable bottle that can be re-filled for free.

Campers have been urged to bring sturdy tents and take them home, with the festival seeing an 81% reduction in abandoned tents in 2017 from previous years.

All cups, plates and cutlery at the festival are biodegradable and waste is hand-sorted to ensure as much as possible is processed by the on-site recycling centre.

The Killers and The Cure will headline the event on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Standard tickets for this year’s event sold out in just 36 minutes.

Festival goers enjoy the sunset near the Glastonbury sign. As revellers arrived yesterday, many got into the festival spirit almost immediately, cracking open beers and bottles of wine

Festival goers enjoy the sunset near the Glastonbury sign. As revellers arrived yesterday, many got into the festival spirit almost immediately, cracking open beers and bottles of wine

Some bored festival attendees created a make shift slip and slide on one of the hills on Worthy Farm in Somerset yesterday

Some bored festival attendees created a make shift slip and slide on one of the hills on Worthy Farm in Somerset yesterday

Temperatures reached 82F yesterday and forecasters have said that the south west of the UK will be the hottest in the country over the next couple of days

Temperatures reached 82F yesterday and forecasters have said that the south west of the UK will be the hottest in the country over the next couple of days 

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