Glastonbury festivalgoers affected by heavy traffic

Festivalgoers heading to Glastonbury this morning are experiencing delays and heavy traffic due to wet weather and ground conditions.

Throughout the night #Glastonburytraffic has been trending on Twitter, with attendees expressing their frustration at the slow progress.

At 8.30am the festival released an update, telling those heading to the site: “If you are coming to the festival and have yet to begin your journey, please do not set off yet. If you have set off and have yet to reach the site, please stop somewhere safe and warm. Grab some essentials, as you may have a long wait in your vehicle.”

Some attendees, who left yesterday evening hoping to beat the rush, have been queuing for more than 12 hours to reach the festival site.

More than 100,000 people are expected to descend on Worthy Farm for the five-day event, which has headliners Muse, Adele and Coldplay.

Today’s news comes after it was reported yesterday that a man had died after suffering severe burns at the Glastonbury site. A petrol spillage is thought to have been the cause of the blaze which badly injured the man, who later died in hospital.