Glastonbury Festival 2011

24 June, 2011 at 15:00 (GMT+01:00)

By Mr C.

Since the 1970's Worthy Farm in Somerset has played host to some of the biggest names in contemporary music. This weekend it will do it all over again as Glastonbury Festival kicks off the UK festival season in style. Beyonce, Coldplay and U2 are this year's headliners, all set to play in front of a sellout 137,000 fans.

Sidepodcast F1: Fans gather at Worthy Farm ahead of the weekend

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Fans gather at Worthy Farm ahead of the weekend

Which tent is ours?

Of course, Formula 1 fans will recognise Somerset as the birthplace of 2009 World Champion Jenson Button. So excited was he by the prospect of this year's event, Jenson and his team mate set about ensuring they picked the perfect spot for 2011.

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An unfortunate scheduling clash with this weekend's European Grand Prix may put paid to the McLaren drivers' best laid plans.

Glastonbury is not just about the headline acts of course, during the next three days hundreds of artists will perform on various stages around the site. To understand the sheer scale of this event, take a look at the full lineup.

Never break the chain

In the spirit of drawing ever more tenuous Formula 1 connections out of thin air, remember last year when Florence And The Machine pulled out a blinding one-off cover of F1's unofficial theme tune, The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. Let's enjoy that moment one more time.

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We'll keep this post updated with pictures and video throughout the weekend, do join us in the comments if you're watching any of the coverage.

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