Music fans arrive for Glastonbury
Thousands of revellers are due to descend on a 900-acre farm as the Glastonbury Festival gets under way.
More than 60,000 music fans are expected to arrive at Worthy Farm in Somerset even though the music does not begin until Thursday.
Forecasters have predicted high temperatures and sunshine for the event - a far cry from the torrential downpours once synonymous with the world-famous festival.
Meteogroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said Wednesday should be dry with temperatures reaching up to 21C.
Meteogroup forecaster Aisling Creevey said: "It's looking really good. It's going to be dry, there will be some gentle south-westerly winds with maximum temperatures up to 21C. That's a little bit above the average for this time of year."
And the beautiful weather should continue over the following days, when headline acts like Gorillaz, Muse and Stevie Wonder take the stage.
Ms Creevey said there may be some cloud cover over the weekend, with a slight chance of light showers, but otherwise temperatures will remain high and the sun will shine.
All 140,000 tickets to this year's event have been sold and in an attempt to ease traffic flow, the festival organisers opened up the site's car parks on Tuesday night.
A festival spokesman said: "If the weather is good - which it is expected to be - we expect more to turn up today than last year. We opened the car parks on Tuesday night in an attempt to ease the traffic jams we saw last year on the first day."
In 2005, storms and flash flooding caused havoc at the site, with many festival-goers having to use their tents as makeshift boats to float around waterlogged areas. In 2007, more rain ensured a similar mudbath, though a new draining system meant a repeat of 2005 was avoided.