Eat, sleep, rave, repeat?
Ok, it's time to wrap up this particular liveblog – because Michael Hann is sitting on a sofa in north London, ready to take TV viewers through the rest of the Glastonbury action.
What's happened today?
- Lots of people saw some bands, and some of them will have got muddy.
- Some of them will have been dressed as unicorns.
Now it's time for the likes of Pixies, Jake Bugg, Metallica, and mayhem elsewhere too, no doubt, in the late night dance area and in the "naughty corner".
Thanks for reading thus far ... and here's the evening blog.
BREAKING! Mumford & Sons apparently are here, quite possibly doing things like playing with Haim.
This, I think, IS true, because Jon Lawrence is the pr for Mumfords. And Haim.
Covering the Stones and everything ...
Good news. BBC Weather reckon that's the end of the rain. (What on earth will we write about here tomorrow?)
So, it's just gone 6pm, the sort of hour at which many several festivalgoers nip back to their tents to ready themselves for the night ahead. Herewith a very brilliant film of some of the action at Arcadia last night, courtesy of our photographer Gary Calton.
Robert Plant has followed Lana on stage. Or has he? Because he is also apparently tweeting a pic of himself.
Here is Kate Hutchinson's Lana Del Rey review! Here!
She awkwardly slinks her way through kohl-smudged hits such as Born to Die, West Coast and National Anthem but the most exciting thing that happens is when she lights a cigarette for Blue Jeans.
(Not that fussed I missed that ...)
Meanwhile, herewith some members of the Guardian team here, "reporting" on the best thing they've seen so far at the festival:
Long-drop loos, lobster and normcore ... but what else is new at this year's festival? Read more from reporters Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Josh Halliday.
Oh, you don't know what normcore is? Here's a sneak preview:
Chris Mandle, 25, from London, was sporting a shapeless waterproof Mountain Life walking jacket bought from a camping shop years ago. "I'm not an active follower of normcore, I'm just really boring," he said."You don't want to wear your favourite clothes if you're going to get them covered in shit. That is my rationale. I'm going to be wearing this jacket all weekend and I'm going to look forward to being very smug when it rains."
Lots of people on Twitter not liking Lana smoking on stage.
Suddenly ... it's pouring down again. This weather is kerayzee.
And in more exciting news, several members of the Guardian team have been to see Lana Del Rey. A full review follows shortly.
Meanwhile, know ye that It is Not All About the Music pt. 72 ... Adam Boult has been talking to some of the comedians playing in the Cabaret tent this year. From his chat with Shappi Khorsandi:
Did you have a cry at Elbow?
No, I held it together - even during One Day Like This. After my divorce I couldn't listen to music for two years, and that song was the one that brought me back, and made me feel like a 15 year old discovering music again. But I didn't cry - just enjoyed the moment.
Awwww! Read the rest here.
Here's a live review for y'all ... Lanre Bakare's take on the Fat White Family, who played the John Peel stage earlier. Tops off, bare feet, get involved – unless you're a square.
While that Skrillex has come over all spiritual ...
Anyone need any heavy equipment shifting?
Other news: the BBC is reporting that a woman has been airlifted to hospital from the festival site after suffering a spinal injury. It is not yet known how the woman received the injury.
It is now too hot ... sweltering in front of the Pyramid, where three female artists have been taking us through the afternoon. First up, Angel Haze (whose bass did bad things to my head that early in the day) and Kelis ...
And right now it's Lana del Rey's turn ... pictured earlier here with Angel Haze.
Followers of @GuardianMusic on Twitter have been sending us their pictures from this year's festival. Here are some of the best ones.
"Bombay Bicycle Club secret set is so rammed that people have decided
to move the tent walls," reports Rebecca Nicholson from the BBC Introducing Stage, where the band are playing a secret set.
DJs inside a giant metal spider? That's the kind of thing Bristol's Arcadia crew are about, building their grand contraptions out of recycled military hardware. They were soundtracked on the first night by Eats Everything, DJ Nero, Friction and the Arcadia Soundsystem. Here are some of the best pictures from last night's event ...
John Wizards fans start young
Anyone off their head?
How do Glastonbury-goers rate this year's festival? From trapeze artists to stilt walkers, Alicia Canter and Matt Fidler heard their stories and made a picture gallery out of them.
Alexis Petridis spent this morning writing a tribute to Bobby Womack. You can read his words here.
It seems a ridiculous thing to say about a man who was clearly gravely ill, but something about him suggested a weird kind of invincibility
I was lucky enough to do a Glastonbury-themed interview with Bobby last year in which he spoke about Mick Jagger, mud and never, ever wanting to leave the stage - which seems oddly appropriate to link to again here.
Controversy be damned – Metallica are gearing up for Glastonbury. Or Glastallica, if you will.
We're halfway through the festival, but are you a Glastonbury expert yet? Test your knowledge with this tricky quiz from our man on the sofa, Michael Hann
More 'secret' set news just in: Bombay Bicycle Club are doing the BBC Introducing stage at 3pm.
In case you missed it, the top of the Pyramid stage is pretty metal this year
Arcade Fire may have wowed the Pyramid stage crowd last night (here's Alexis Petridis' verdict), but the reaction from the sofa was more mixed...
Our reporter Josh had an unfortunate puddle incident
Naturally the talk of the site today is Bobby Womack - here are six of his greatest performances.
The entire Guardian cabin has just been invited to a performance of "Australian permaculture electro-swing ukulele", which surely wins the prize for most Glastonbury sentence ever spoken.
In addition to their 3pm Other Stage slot today, Warpaint will be doing an acoustic set on top of the replica Arctic Sunrise ship (pictured below, with Vivienne Westwood on top) at 6pm, for Greenpeace.
Harriet Gibsone is continuing her mission to ask every single band playing at Glastonbury some questions. This time, a sharply dressed Daniel from Interpol!
Sunset from the Other stage, last night at Glastonbury
Aphex Twin made a rare, and unannounced, appearance at the Common in the early hours. Here's a quick pic:
Prince rumours time! We talked about the possibility of him turning up here yesterday, and now the Mirror is reporting that he's set to make an appearance with Rita Ora (Rita Ora!). Let's see ...
This is what Glastonbury looked like yesterday: sunshine and rain and good times
Lars is here.
The rain has begun. One grumpy old man is seeing the sunny side (this is Geoff Barrow from Portishead):
OK, so what happened yesterday? Here's a roundup:
- Arcade Fire slayed the Pyramid stage in their headlining slot
- MIA struck gold at West Holts
- Skrillex provied an intergalactic rave bombardment
- Elbow were probably quite good if you like that sort of thing
- Paolo Nutini ... people liked him too!
- Lily Allen prospered after the mid-afternoon deluge
Before we recap some of last night's action, a quick word about Bobby Womack, who died yesterday, word of which won't have reached all festivalgoers yet. It's very sad news. He was 70-years old.
The last time I saw him was here at Glastonbury last year, when he headlined the West Holts stage, and in the slightly fragile state I was in at the time, he damn near brought me to tears. Here's our review of that show.
The sea of waving hands showed how much love you can get for being true to yourself.
Here's a gallery of great images, and here's an underrated Bobby banger for your pleasure.
Roll up, roll up, and welcome to Saturday at Glastonbury, which we'll be liveblogging through the day and into the evening, when Metallica are due to headline the Pyramid stage.
This is what the stage looked like not five minutes ago, a picture I snapped on my daily commute across the site to the Guardian's portable building/ Glastonbury HQ in the mythical backstage compound (the loos are nicer than elsewhere; the bar's ok; that's about it).
So it's muddy, and there are some dark clouds, and wee bit of sun, and according to the forecast, some rain should start shortly and carry on intermittently through until the evening ... stopping just in time for Lars Ulrich and co.
Metallica are a slightly controversial choice to do so, with one report claiming that almost four in five fans who bought a ticket to this year's festival were put off by Michael Eavis's decision to sign them up. (Mind you, the poll was conducted by ticket marketplace site Viagogo, with results conveniently seeming to prove that preventing festivalgoers from reselling their tickets is a bad thing.)
Forget this though because the band are ON MESSAGE, tweeting about getting ready to play and plugging WaterAid, one of the festival's beneficiaries.
But how ready are festivalgoers for these titans of rock? Yesterday, Tim Jonze went to find out, taking (of course) his own customised metal detector with him. LOLS await!