Revellers battle on through the mud today as the Glastonbury Festival continues.
Intermittent showers saw the return of the infamous Glastonbury slop – making navigating the site at Worthy Farm, Pilton, in Somerset, a real chore.
However, 180,000 people at the festival – including ticket holders and staff - refused to let the swamp-like conditions and dank weather get the better of them.
The weather is set to continue as it has been – fairly calm with only occasional light showers and drizzle predicted.
Tom Knowles, 27, a retail manager, from Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, said: “Every time the heavens opened, I felt a little down. I kept thinking ”oh God is this it“ but it kept clearing after 10, 15 minutes tops.
“The bands I saw were incredible. I love MGMT on the John Peel Stage - definitely a highlight.”
Gareth Harvey, forecaster for MeteoGroup UK, the weather division of the Press Association, said there was even a strong chance of sunshine later today.
Temperatures should remain around the 19C to 20C mark, accompanied by a fairly brisk wind.
Tonight’s line-up is one of the most controversial in a long time.
New York rapper Jay-Z will take to the stage tonight for one of the most talked about headliners at Glastonbury Festival in years.
Many – including Oasis’ Noel Gallagher – have spoken out against festival founder Michael Eavis’ decision to give the world-famous hip-hop artist the premier Saturday night top slot on the Pyramid Stage.
However, others have welcomed the move – calling it progressive and exciting – taken by Eavis to entice a younger audience to the 38-year-old festival.
Amy Winehouse is still scheduled to perform before Jay-Z – despite being diagnosed with emphysema earlier this week.
Avon and Somerset Police said crime was up on last year – with 266 reported crimes – compared with 75 incidents at this stage in 2007.