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Extra security, hot weather at Glastonbury

Press Association logoPress Association 21/06/2017 Claire Hayhurst

The gates to Glastonbury Festival have opened - with the weather hotter and security tighter than usual.

Temperatures at the 360 hectare Somerset site had reached 23C by 8.30 am and there was no sign of the infamous Glastonbury mud.

Forecasters have predicted it could reach 30C on Wednesday - making it the hottest day in the event's history.

The festival, hosting a population of 200,000, is being headlined by Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.

Hollywood star Johnny Depp will make an appearance, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is due to give a talk and introduce US rap duo Run The Jewels.

Police and festival organisers previously asked ticket-holders to pack light and warned that extra security checks would take place following recent attacks in London and Manchester.

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