Glastonbury Festival is swarming with music fans after more than thousands of revellers descended on Worthy Farm, where headliners Florence + the Machine, Kanye West and The Who will perform.

The world's most iconic festival opened its gates to an estimated 135,000 fans on 24 June, eager to pitch their tent – or find their luxury tipi or Volkswagen camper vans – ahead of the first performances.

In all, 175,000 festival-goers will arrive at the 900-acre site, where other acts set to grace the 100ft high Pyramid Stage include Pharrell Williams, Mary J Blige and Lionel Richie.

The festival, which has a low crime rate, has already reported its first lost phone. However it was one that was repatriated with its owner after just 20 minutes.

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As well as the renowned artists who grace its stages, Glastonbury is also known for one other element: the weather.

Fans have in recent years had to battle pouring rain, battering winds and scorching sunshine. However, the Met Office has downplayed fears of a washout and predicted just the odd shower on 26 June.

"Although conditions are looking changeable, the emphasis is on a good deal of dry weather. Friday could see wet conditions for a time, but Saturday looks to be dry, bright and warm," chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said.

"The first few days of the festival are looking fairly quiet weather-wise. Wednesday is likely to cloud over through the day, with the odd spot of rain possible later on. Thursday should be largely dry with some bright or sunny spells, though an isolated shower can't be ruled out.

"Breezy and wet conditions are expected for northern parts of the country, while further south, including Glastonbury, some showery rain is likely through the afternoon and evening."

Saturday 27 June is likely to be another dry and bright day, with perhaps more unsettled weather for the following day.