A READING dad feels 'buzzing' to be going to Glastonbury festival after arriving at 2am.

As the gates were officially opened on Wednesday morning (June 22), Mark Lawrie and his daughter arrived at the Glastonbury festival at 2am.  

The 49-year-old from Reading, who works for a sports charity, is attending the festival in Worthy Farm with his 18-year-old daughter Bethan.

“We slept in the car for a few hours and joined the queue at 6am,” he said.

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“This is our third time and it’s always brilliant. The moment you get here and start to see the tops of the tents, you get such a buzz.

“It’s always such a positive atmosphere here, everyone’s just so nice to each other and friendly to each other, but I think after what we’ve been through the last two-and-a-half years it’s going to be special.”

Ms Lawrie said the act she is most looking forward to is Billie Eilish, while her father said he is hotly anticipating Sir Paul.

Revellers had queued from the early hours to be among the first ticket-holders on site, while others battled travel delays on their journey to Pilton in Somerset amid three days of major rail strikes.

The festival is returning with headliners Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, with Diana Ross filling the Sunday Teatime Legends slot.

Beatles star Sir Paul will become the oldest ever solo headliner when he performs on Saturday, a week after his 80th birthday.