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The WILDEST party of the year is here!

June 27, 2014 09:54 IST

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Glastonbury Festival, the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world, is underway.

Held at the Worthy Farm in Somerset, the annual festival aims to encourage and stimulate youth culture from around the world in all its forms, including pop music, dance music, jazz, folk music, fringe theatre, drama, mime, circus, cinema, poetry and all the creative forms of art and design, including painting, sculpture and textile art.

Festival-goers have been arriving in their thousands at Glastonbury, after the gates officially opened for the five-day extravaganza.

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Image: Music fans cheer a band performing on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm
Photographs: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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Festival goers apply sunscreen during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 26, 2014 in Glastonbury, England

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Festival goers relax in a yoga session during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 26, 2014 in Glastonbury, England.

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General atmosphere during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury, England.

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Festival goers are pictured in front of the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset, on the second day of the Glastonbury music festival June 26, 2014.

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Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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Two women share a kiss below the Ribbon Tower in The Park at Worthy Farm. Tickets to the event, which is now in its 44th year, sold out in minutes even before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

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People dance at a stage in the Shangri-La area of Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm

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A woman sits on a stone at the Stone Circle at Worthy Farm in Pilton on the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival

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General atmosphere during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm.

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A girl pedals air into a forge in a blacksmiths stall during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm

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A festival goer chooses a hat during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm

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People gather to watch the sun set at Worthy Farm in Pilton on the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival

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People pitch their tents in the camping fields at Worthy Farm in Pilton on the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival

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People gather to watch the sun set at Worthy Farm in Pilton on the first day of the 2014 Glastonbury Festival

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Festival goers enjoy the atmosphere during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm

Watch this space for more fun moments from Glastonbury in the days to come.

Meanwhile, click MORE to see moments from last year's festival


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