Thousands of music fans descend on Glastonbury

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: General view of the interiors at the Pop Up Hotel on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: General view of the Pop Up Hotel on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: General view of the interiors at the Pop Up Hotel on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: General view of the Pop Up Hotel on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Festival goers enjoy the atmosphere during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Festival goers settles pose in their camper van during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Festival goers enjoy the sunshine outside their tents on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Festival goers settle into their accommodation in XXXX during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: A festival goer poses by his camper van during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: A member of staff attends the gate at the Pop Up Hotel on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: General View of teepee accommodation during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Festival goers settles pose by their camper van during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: General View of teepee accommodation during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: General view of the Pop Up Hotel on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: A general view of a field of tents during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: General view of the teepees during Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 45th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
A reveller walks through the Tipi Field area of the Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm near the village of Pilton in Somerset, South West England, on June 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: A general view as the sun set at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2015 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)
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LONDON (AP) — The music hasn't started yet, but the race to find the perfect camping spot has already begun.

Thousands of people hauling tents, sleeping bags and beer are descending onto the Glastonbury Festival campsite in southwest England since the gates swung open Wednesday.

The June 26-30 event, one of the world's largest music festivals, is headlined this year by the Rolling Stones, who are celebrating their 50th year together. Other acts include the Arctic Monkeys, Elvis Costello and Kenny Rogers.

Grammy Award-winning band Mumford & Sons say they will still be closing the festival, just weeks after bassist Ted Dwane underwent brain surgery.

Some 135,000 music fans are due to attend the festival, which is returning after taking a break last summer due to the London Olympics.

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