Around 177,000 people have travelled into Somerset for the Glastonbury Festival. By Friday everyone was on site spread to900-acre site at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, which was churned up by a second morning of torrential rain. Many were left queuing to buy wellies, umbrellas and waterproof ponchos. Although fans seem undeterred by predictions of another downpour, the weather has already caused some problems. On-site medics have treated dozens many of whom have hurt themselves slipping over in the mud. But music fans put on brave faces despite hundreds of tents flooding and the treacherous conditions. Glastonbury Festival organisers in tractors have been dumping tonnes of straw and bark onto the ground in a bid to combat the boggy conditions. A week of wet weather has saturated the 1,100-acre site and turned large areas into a huge bog with mud up to eight inches deep. Revellers were woken in the early hours by torrential rain beating down on their tents. Conditions will improve over the weekend. However, the rain and mud failed to dampen the spirits of the festival-goers - who took turns to dance and dive through the mire. Egged on by his mates, 17-year-old student Tom, from Kent, performed headlong dives on demand to cheer up arrivals trudging through the sodden 900-acre site. Countless efforts left him caked in mud from head to toe, with dairy farm sludge stuck in the braces on his teeth. His dives received roars of approval from hundreds of onlookers along with the group of friends he was camping with. Best friend Callum Burgess, also 17, said: 'Im supposed to share a tent with him but he can sleep outside. Look at the state of him. Chris Darch, 24, from London, said: 'It bucketed down with rain at about 5am and made the site look like the Battle of the Somme. Its not what we wanted but everyone seems to be making the best of it. The kids are playing in the puddles, the adults are dancing in it and one mad lad even performed a dive through the mud. U2, Morrissey and Biffy Clyro will take to the famed Pyramid Stage tonight as the festival gets into full swing. Coldplay will headline the main stage on Saturday night and Beyonce on Sunday. MO