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Sun-soaked Glastonbury 2022 day one ends in fireworks spectacular

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Glastonbury 2022 kicks off today (Thursday June 23), after the opening day saw early arrivals enjoy high temperatures, the famous Glasto sunset and a fireworks spectacular.

Check out photos and footage below.Festival boss Michael Eavis was on hand yesterday to officially open the gates at 8am and welcome fans to Worthy Farm, before thousands took to exploring the Pilton site and enjoying sunshine and high temperatures.As evening set in, thousands of fans took to the hill near the Park Stage and surrounding fields to get panoramic views of the festival and to watch the famous Glastonbury sunset – with many cheering as the day ended and the night began.Once darkness had set in, a huge fireworks display took place on the hill of the Park Stage as well as the field above the the tipi village – with the latter the site of the burning of a large wooden phoenix.A selection of photos from the first evening of Glastonbury 2022, you can see more of Wednesday's great pics here: https://t.co/wn8SGuA0gV pic.twitter.com/R8WQVl18q7— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) June 23, 2022That communal feeling and extraordinary experience at the opening ceremony fireworks and burning of the phoenix….

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