The giant clean-up operation at Glastonbury was beginning today as more than 120,000 festival-goers were leaving the site.
Many of those travelling home were caught up in delays as the country roads around the Somerset site became clogged up with traffic, although organisers said they were not as bad as expected.
After five days of tumultuous weather which saw torrential rain, hail, thunder and lightning lead to the plug being pulled on the Pyramid Stage, campers packed up their tents under bright sunshine.
Highlights of the musical extravaganza have included Dolly Parton, Metallica and Arcade Fire, while Kasabian made sure the festival went out with a bang last night as they headlined the Pyramid Stage when they were joined on stage by comedian Noel Fielding. With the festival over for another year, bets are already being offered on next year’s event, with Paddy Power installing Depeche Mode as the 3/1 favourites to headline on the Saturday.