Glastonbury Festival urge not to travel on Wednesday due to rain

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Glastonbury Festival urge not to travel on Wednesday due to rain

Glastonbury organisers have urged festival goers not to travel to the site on Wednesday (22.06.16) due to rain causing traffic chaos.

The music extravaganza - organised by Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily Eavis - held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England, has opened its doors to keen ticket holders, but Eavis advised those driving to the site not to "set off" on their journey yet, because of congestion on the roads caused by the poor wet weather conditions.

A statement posted on the official Glastonbury Festival Twitter page, read: "The current wet weather and ground conditions are still causing heavy traffic congestion around the Glastonbury Festival site. But we are pleased to report that the picture is improving.

"Our advice for those yet to set off by car / campervan is still to remain where you are for the time being, please. Because of the reduction in traffic approaching the area, queues and are not currently getting worse and traffic is making it onto the site.

"If you have set off and have yet to reach the site, there is no need to rush. Take your time and stop off. The longer you leave it the less you will have to queue. Remember the Festival's entertainment doesn't begin until Friday (24.06.16). Gates are open, but there is plenty of capacity in the camping areas (sic)"

However, those who are coming by public transport are still advised to come down now, but to expect their journey to be delayed.

The statement continued: "If you are coming to the Festival by coach or train, please set off as planned. But please be prepared for your journey to take longer than usual.

"A temporary campervan/caravan holding site has been set up at Bath & West. Please follow signposts to Drop & Collect. We will update you regularly. Please see out Twitter page @glastfest for latest updates or tune in to Wroth FM 97.7FM. (sic)"

This year, Glastonbury is being headlined by Muse, Adele and Coldplay - who will become the first act to top the bill on the Pyramid Stage four times.