GLASTONBURY Festival will return this week after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.

The five-day festival at Worthy Farm will start on Wednesday, June 22 and feature some of the biggest names in world music.

Billie Eilish will become the festival’s youngest-ever solo headliner on Friday night before Sir Paul McCartney tops the bill for the second time in his career the following day.

American rapper Kendrick Lamar, who released his fifth studio album last month, will bring the curtain down on the event on Sunday night.

Newcomers and regular festivalgoers – some of whom will have experienced washout years – will be keeping an eye on the weather forecast before travelling to Somerset.

Here is what ticketholders can expect based on the latest forecast for Glastonbury from the Met Office.

Wednesday, June 22:
The first day of the festival is set to bring warm, sunny conditions with highs of around 23°C in the afternoon.   

Thursday, June 23:

The Met Office forecast says Thursday will be “sunny changing to partly cloudy by night-time”.

The chance of rain will remain at around five per cent, and temperatures should stay between 16°C and 22°C from sunrise to sunset.

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Friday, June 24:

The Met Office is warning that a cloudy day could ‘change to light showers by early evening’.

The chance of rain is currently around 30 per cent between 4pm and 7pm.

Before that, festivalgoers can expect dry conditions with temperatures peaking at 19°C.

Any showers are expected to have passed by the time Billie Eilish takes to the Pyramid Stage to become the festival’s youngest-ever headliner at 10:15pm.

Saturday, June 25:

The Met Office is forecasting “light showers changing to sunny intervals in the afternoon” on Saturday.

If there are showers, they are expected to come between 7am and 1pm, but they could return at around 7pm.

The rain will bring slightly lower temperatures expected to reach around 16°C.

Sunday, June 26:

The last day of the festival should bring “sunny intervals changing to light showers by late morning”.

Rain is likely to come throughout the night and early in the morning (the chance of rain is 40 to 50 per cent until 7am) before returning shortly before midday.

The chance of rain is 60 per cent at 1pm, 40 per cent at 4pm, and 40 per cent at 7pm.

This drops to 30 per cent ahead of Kendrick Lamar’s headline set to bring Glastonbury 2022 to a close.