Michael Avis has opened the gates at this year's Glastonbury Festival in the UK by telling the campers a "Welcome to a Worthy Farm".
Thousands of musical fans have traveled to the place in Pilton, Somerset, carrying large backpacks with tents and belongings, or dragging strollers behind them.
Many started their journey a few days ago, and some chose to sleep in their cars overnight to be among the first to enter.
The camps were welcomed in a cloudy and damp weather when the doors opened at 8am, though sunshine and temperatures to 23C were expected later in the day.
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As he opened the gates, Ivey said to the waiting, "It never was better.
"It's never been as good as that.
– Time looks great – wonderful.
– Thank you for coming. Welcome to a decent farm.
– Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) June 26, 2019
The organizers have called on the participants to bring their own reusable water bottles to the 364-hectare site since 2019 was the first year in which disposable plastic bottles were banned.
The five-day event, the world's biggest musical and performing arts festival, will be headed by Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure.
The five-day action includes Kylie Minogue, Janet Jackson, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Mavis Staples, Johnny Mar, Billy Ellis, Wu-Tang Klan, Lizzo, Jeanne Monet, Roy Ayers, and Camams Washington.
Standard Glastonbury 2019 tickets were sold in just 36 minutes.
Phenomenal Norman Cook, also known as Fatboy Slim, has played in Glastonbury since 1996 and will perform three DJ sets this year.
"For four days we live fantasy, utopian existence," he said.
The excitement is particularly high for this year's festival after the fallout in 2018, which gives the earth time to recover.
Synopsis warned that there may be heavy storms during the last part of the festival, with thunderstorms and potential floods.
In 2017, the Glastonbury Festival was the hottest day in the history of the event, as temperatures reached 31 ° C and led to dozens of people treated by paramedics.
However, only eight years of the festival – including the first Glastonbury in 1970 – have seen no rain.
Climate change and the environment are at the heart of this year's festival, with several talks and debates planned.
On Thursday there will be a procession of revolt rebellion with hundreds of people expected to move from a park scene to the stone circle in the green field.
And we came back! Welcome in # Glastonbury2019 – @glastolive the account is running again. Our team of journalists walking around the country will publish tweets from across the site throughout the festival! CS pic.twitter.com/0Y812lozBW
– Glastonbury Live (@GlastoLive) June 26, 2019
Then the participants will try to create the largest human sculpture of a clock symbolizing the disappearance.
Speaking about the event, co-organizer Emily Ivives said: "It is a chance for everyone at the festival who feel passionate about protecting our planet and future generations as part of a collective moment before the major stages open on Friday. "