June 23 2011 – The countdown to this year's Glastonbury Festival has finally reached its climax.
Thousands of music fans were on site on Thursday – a day before the festival officially gets under way – and spent much of their time battling the heavy mud triggered by seven days of rain fall at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
You can see Gigwise's pictures of the Glastonbury atmosphere below.
Gigwise is on site and will be coming live from Glastonbury all weekend. Keep checking gigwise.com for all the latest news, reviews, interviews and photos from this year's festival.
For more information about Glastonbury and all this summer's festivals, check out the Gigwise Festival Guide.
Stunning shots of The Strypes, Chvrches, Swim Deep, Arcane Roots and more
Buskers, punters and scenic views from the TGE as the seaside festival gets underway
Line-ups for Glade Lounge and Spirit of '71
Resale tickets sell out in under an hour
'Fans lose out due to limited resale window'