Glastonbury Festival has finally returned after a three-year hiatus - and a Worcestershire rock legend will be making an appearance.

Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Billie Eilish, and Kendrick Lamar are just some of the names taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage over the course of the weekend.

However, the eyes of Worcestershire will all be fixated on one man, Robert Plant.

The Led Zeppelin frontman and county local will be joined by bluegrass star and long-time collaborator Allison Krauss.

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Plant and Krauss will be one of the first acts on the festival’s main stage.

Their set is due to start at 6.15pm on Friday and is due to last an hour.

The pair have collaborated on two albums together.

Raising Sand was released in 2007, going on to reach number 2 on the UK Albums Chart.

The album also received five Grammys at the 2009 awards while the single ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ picked up Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 2008 edition.

In 2021, Plant and Krauss released their second album together, Raising the Roof.

A replay of their Glastonbury performance will air on BBC Four at 8.30pm on Friday.

Brit Award winner Sam Fender and headliner Billie Eilish will take to the Pyramid Stage following Plant’s performance.

Meanwhile, Foals headline the Other Stage on Friday night, following performances by the likes of Supergrass, Blossoms and The Libertines.

Other acts taking to the secondary stage over the weekend include Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo, Pet Shop Boys and Years & Years.

Hampshire Chronicle: Thundery downpours and train strikes are just some of the challenges facing festivalgoersThundery downpours and train strikes are just some of the challenges facing festivalgoers

Despite the music not getting underway until Friday, many festivalgoers have already set up camp.

However, it hasn’t been an easy journey with thousands of ticket-holders facing difficulties in getting to the festival’s Worthy Farm location due to rail and tube strikes across the country.

Some of the trains to Castle Cary, which serves the festival via shuttle bus, were cancelled just days ago.

There are yet more challenges awaiting revellers who do make it, with “heavy thundery downpours” set to hit on Thursday according to the Met Office.