The Guardian festival blog: Glastonbury set to be very hot with minimal mud and plastic | Music


Glastonbury festival-goers were preparing for a weekend of soaring temperatures as gates opened, with the 49th edition of the event set to be dry, plastic free and potentially very, very hot.

There was also room for bizarre political satire as the viral anti-Brexit artists Cold War Steve and Led By Donkeys had collaborated on a billboard overlooking the entire festival site above the Park stage.

A Boris Johnson tweet from July 2017, reading “There’s no plan for no deal, because we’re going to get a great deal”, was placed next to Cold War Steve’s surreal photoshopped images of politicians, pop-culture figures and the EastEnders actor Steve McFadden.

Pockets of mud were the only remnants of a few miserable weeks of June weather, with temperatures reaching 20C on Wednesday and highs of 30C and above expected over the weekend.

“I’m afraid of mud, a lack of personal hygiene and bad toilets,” said Ilona, who had…



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