Glorious Glastonbury baked in soaring temperatures today and anticipation was growing for a festival debut five years overdue.
The mercury hit 27C backstage by mid-afternoon and fans squeezed in near the front of the stage to watch acts including Kate Nash, Jackson Browne and the Lightning Seeds were handed water by security staff.
More warm weather is predicted for tomorrow.
Among the music fans, excitement is growing for Kylie Minogue’s Glastonbury debut tonight after she had to cancel a planned headline slot in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 42-year-old Aussie star will perform as a special guest with camp US disco outfit Scissor Sisters.
This afternoon singer songwriter Kate Nash brought her blend of straight-talking indie pop to the Other Stage.
Many people could not muster the energy to squeeze down the front instead choosing to linger further back on the grass.
Already tomorrow’s crunch World Cup match is on many people’s minds – the unanimous verdict being an England victory.
During their set on the Pyramid Stage, 90s favourites the Lightning Seeds prompted a mass singalong of “football’s coming home” during their hit Three Lions.
Lead singer Ian Broudie said: “Go and win it England – beat Germany and Argentina and win the World Cup.”
A special big screen has been installed on site so festival-goers can watch the clash.
After sterling performances from Gorillaz and The Flaming Lips on the two biggest stages last night the baton now passes to Muse and electronic pop duo The Pet Shop Boys.
Space-aged prog rockers Muse have become a Glastonbury favourite playing the festival on numerous occasions.
Super band The Dead Weather – featuring White Stripes frontman Jack White - also perform later and diva Shakira is set to get pulses racing as the sun goes down above Worthy Farm.
Overall crime is down on last year with 277 reported incidents – there were 23 more by this time in 2009 – but police have seen a spike in thefts from tents.
There have been 93 arrests of which 77 were drug related.
More than 2,000 people have been treated by the festival’s medical team – most for heat related problems.
Doctors have advised people to cover up drink plenty of water.
Backstage celebs were cooling off by sipping cold beer and cramming into the few shaded areas.
Harry Potter star Emma Watson, wearing tight denim shorts and a white shirt, chatted with friends and enjoyed the sunshine while Pixie Geldolf bought chips.