Paraglider captures Glastonbury organisers putting up tents, stages and bars

Stunning aerial photos show Glastonbury organisers putting a colourful event together, full of tents, stages and bars as thousands get set to make their way to one of the world's most talked about music festivals.

The coveted event is set to kick off tomorrow in Somerset, lasting until Sunday, with a star-studded line-up.

Pictures give an insight into how much space the event takes up as well as a sneak peek into the myriad of stages and events that attendees will be able to enjoy.

Some festival goers had started to arrive at the event earlier today and were pictured in shorts and wellies as they hopped over puddles, following heavy rain which has hit the whole of the UK. 

As many festival goers will be making sure their wellies are packed this weekend, one local took to his paraglider to soak up the views before the site becomes awash with music lovers.

James Pearce, 51, often flies his powered paraglider from a field near the festival site, reaching heights of up to 1,000ft using his paramotor.

He has been watching organisers put up tents, stages, tipis and bars for months, and took some striking photos when he flew over on Saturday.

James, who has been flying for two years, said: 'I live in Glastonbury and use a farmer's field here to fly from so have been watching the prep work for the festival for the last couple of months.

Glastonbury aerial views

Glastonbury aerial views

Stunning aerial shots show the set up for the festival which begins tomorrow. A myriad of tents and huts of different colours can be seen (left) while some of the shots show how far the event spans 

James Pearce took these stunning shots while paragliding over the Somerset festival on Saturday as organisers prepared for the event

James Pearce took these stunning shots while paragliding over the Somerset festival on Saturday as organisers prepared for the event 

Early Glastonbury arrivals

Two women get to Glastonbury early

Wellies at the ready! Some people had gotten into the festival spirit early, donning wellies and shorts (left) while others kept it casual in tracksuits (right) as they carefully carried their luggage over the mud

One woman was seen wading through the mud today wearing wellies and jeans and she attempted to cross through a puddle

One woman was seen wading through the mud today wearing wellies and jeans and she attempted to cross through a puddle 

'The paramotor lives in the back of my van so is always ready for a fly if I'm driving around and see a nice field to fly from.

'I'm always taking photos on my phone.' 

Despite the stunning photos showing clear skies those arriving early to the event, which starts tomorrow, were greeted with swamps of mud and had to swiftly don their wellies, but had also been sporting shorts due to the humid weather conditions which were being felt across the UK today. 

Humid and muggy conditions for rest of the week could lead record heats as parts of Europe scorch in 106F, following the Sahara Bubble dumping a week's worth of rain across the UK in just one hour.  

Amazing shots show the festival being set up with tipis and tents all ready to go for the arrival of attendees over the next few days

Amazing shots show the festival being set up with tipis and tents all ready to go for the arrival of attendees over the next few days 

Glastonbury aerial views

Glastonbury aerial views

James Pearce, 51, often flies his powered paraglider from a field near the festival site (left), reaching heights of up to 1,000ft using his paramotor (right)

Other festival goers kept it casual in tracksuits and all-in-ones while they carefully carried their luggage over the muddy puddles and set themselves up for the weekend. 

Despite the set up for the festival looking extremely colourful, organisers have requested that those coming to the festival only use certain glitters.

On the Glastonbury website, organisers said: 'Please only use biodegradable body glitter. Conventional glitter is a microplastic pollutant.'

It also stated that glitter being sold on site by traders at the festival must be biodegradable. 

Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple too! You can see a rainbow when you look at the swathe of tents which have already been put up

Red and yellow and pink and

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