Glastonbury makes a decision in opposition to scaled-down September display


Glastonbury organisers have introduced they’re now not going forward with a scaled-down one-off tournament in September.

Emily Eavis mentioned they’d determined in opposition to maintaining the display for “a lot of causes”.

Organisers have been given the go-ahead in Would possibly to carry a smaller live performance at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, with a capability of 50,000 – 1 / 4 of the standard quantity – however no tenting.

The development was once introduced after the principle Glastonbury pageant, which typically takes position in June, was once cancelled for the second one 12 months in a row because of uncertainty round COVID-19 restrictions.

Eavis had mentioned the September display could be a bigger model of the Pilton Celebration, an annual fundraising live performance for villagers, employees and native citizens, and could be known as Equinox. On the other hand, she has now published it isn’t taking place.

Writing on Instagram, she mentioned: “3 days till we open the @worthypastures gates and it is taking a look so lush at the farm.

“We have determined to not move forward with the September gig concept for a lot of causes, so we are placing all of our power into the campsite for now! See you in a couple of days…”

Worthy Farm is working as a family-friendly campsite this summer time, even if reside song and sound programs aren’t allowed.

As an alternative of maintaining the pageant in June, organisers hosted a livestream tournament which was once hit by means of technical difficulties, however featured acts together with Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice and DJ Honey Dijon.

Subscribe to Storycast 21 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Spreaker

With social distancing restrictions lifted on Monday, some gala’s are beginning to move forward this weekend, with Latitude and Tramlines each happening as a part of the federal government’s pilot scheme.

On the other hand, many – together with Boomtown and Kendall Calling – had been compelled to cancel because of uncertainty and a loss of COVID-19 insurance coverage.


Leave a Comment