Thousands of festival-goers arrived for Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, which is billed as one of the largest music festival in the world, at the Worthy Farm, outside of Bristol in southwest Britain.

The five-day event, attended by 135,000 music fans, is headlined by the Rolling Stones, who are celebrating 50 years together. Other acts include Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Steve Winwood, Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello, Kenny Rogers, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Nick Cave and Bad Seeds, Rita Ora among many others. Grammy Award-winning band Mumford & Sons will close the festival.

This year, tickets for the festival, which cost £205 each, sold out in a record one hour and 40 minutes.

"The good news is that the weather looks set to be kind to festival goers," a spokeswoman for the Met Office said.

The festival organised by farmer Michael Eavis, started in 1970 with just 1,500 concertgoers on a farm, and each paying one pound and receiving free milk. He now runs Glastonbury with his daughter, Emily.

"This is one of the things you have to do at least once in your life," 22-year-old Bethany Walker from Southampton, said, "All our parents came when they were younger. I can't wait to see Mumford & Sons. We were devastated when we heard Ted Dwane was ill and we're so glad he's better."

Scroll down to take a look at the festival goers camping and taking part in the festival in Somerset...

A wooden phoenix burns on the first day of the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset June 26, 2013.Reuters
A general view of the campsiteReuters
Festival goers watch their friends play roundersReuters
A festival goer takes a picture of the campsiteReuters
A festival goer wheels in a mobile toilet and crates of beerReuters
Festival goers arrive at the campsiteReuters
Festival-goers wait for sunrise at the stone circleReuters
Festival goers relax in hammocksReuters
Festival goers inhale laughing gas at sunrise at the stone circleReuters
A policeman warns campers about recent thefts on siteReuters
Bride-to-be Lizzie Chapman, 23, drink cider through a funnel on arriving at Glastonbury, where she celebrates her hen nightReuters