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Glastonbury festival welcomes back crowds amid rail strikes

Organiser Emily Eavis ‘very emotional’ as gates open for first edition of festival in three years

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has said she was overcome with emotion as the first of 200,000 people flooded into the festival for the first time in three years.

Its return has long been anticipated after the pandemic forced organisers to cancel two years in a row. In celebration of its 50th year, Sir Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pyramid stage, while Diana Ross will fill the Sunday teatime legends slot.

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