Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Oh yes. It's back. And so am I.

Tickets have sold out, the fence is going up, rumour after rumour is abound and I'm coming to terms with the fact that this year there are two headliners that I'm quite looking forward to. Seems as good a time as any to get this year's Mid Somerset News and Media Glastonbury Festival blog up and running.

Just over a month to go before the gates open, and we're being told to prepare for a heatwave and left scratching our heads over Metcheck's long-range forecast which tells us to expect 5 metres of rain, 6oo mile an hour winds and temperatures close to 1000 degrees centigrade. Sounds a little less like a festival and more like an apocalypse, but it is Glastonbury so you can never be too sure.

This year, in another first, as well as the trusty laptop - which still has mud from last year's festival wedged between the keys - we're going "proper" mobile. I'll be venturing onto the site clinging hopefully to a Blackberry, which (theoretically) allow me to update from all over the festival site - assuming I can figure out how to work it before the end of June.

We're also going to be Facebooking the festival and twittering from it, except that only one person in the office knows how to use Twitter and it's not me.

So friend twit us - that can't be right - and bookmark us.

We're back with all the latest news from Worthy Farm in the run-up to Glastonbury Festival 2009, and of course, will be reporting from the site as the gates open and we join the unwashed, overexcited masses for a weekend of steam-powered mini boats, falafels, music and mayhem.