Man Suffers Fatal Fire Accident On Glastonbury Site
There were no updates available to this statement at press time. Some news outlets such as somersetlive.co.uk reported, that “the fire is believed to have involved a petrol spillage and to have occurred on Glastonbury’s The Green Fields area.” As of yet it is unclear whether the death was festival-related at all. The Daily Mail spoke of a “Glastonbury fan” who “was not thought to be working on the Worthy Farm site.”
The accident occurred two days before Glastonbury opened its gates on Wednesday, June 22, at 9 a.m. Fans – 180,000 are expected over the weekend – arrived much earlier than that, causing massive traffic jams.
The weather and ground conditions didn’t contribute to a smooth arrival either. At 10:30 a.m. the festival team informed fans via Facebook that “we’re pleased to report that the picture is improving.”
Three hours later it said that the “festival is fully open for business. All ticket holders are welcome to travel to the site, where traffic is moving as it usually does for the Festival. Please expect to queue, but we will get you in.” The festivities begin Friday, June 24.
Till Sunday, Muse, Adele, Coldplay, Disclosure, Earth Wind and Fire, James Blake, Will Young, Jeff Lynne’s Elo and many more will take the various stages of Glastonbury 2016.