Glastonbury to hold livestream event this May
Staff Reporter | On 02, Apr 2021
Glastonbury will be taking to the internet this May for a live-streamed music event.
After the festival was cancelled for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Glastonbury has now confirmed that it will instead host a virtual concert from Worthy Farm, which will present live music performances filmed at landmarks including the Pyramid and, for the first time ever, the Stone Circle.
The event will include sets from artists including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, plus DJ Honey Dijon. There will also be a number of unannounced surprise performances.
Shot by acclaimed Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, the ambitious production will take viewers on a journey through the Glastonbury site, which typically greets more than 200,000 people each June. Running for about five hours, the concert will take place on 22nd May and be presented as an uninterrupted film production. The music will be interspersed by a spoken word narrative, written and delivered by some special guests, guiding Festival-goers around the Somerset valley.
The event will accommodate audiences from around the world, with staggered livestreams for the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, East Coast North America and Central / South America, West Coast North America, and Australia, New Zealand & Asia.
In the UK, it will kick off at 7pm, with tickets priced at £20 per household. A limited edition line-up poster for the event is also available, with proceeds going to Stagehand, the live production welfare and benevolent fund which is helping crew who have fallen into the gaps in government financial support during the pandemic.
Emily Eavis said: “After two Glastonbury cancellations, it brings us great pleasure to announce our first online livestream, which will present live music performances filmed across Worthy Farm at landmarks including the Pyramid and, for the first time ever, the Stone Circle. It will feature a rolling cast of artists and performers who have all given us enormous support by agreeing to take part in this event, showing the farm as you have never seen it. There will also be some very special guest appearances and collaborations. We are hoping this will bring a bit of Glastonbury to your homes.”
Tickets are available at worthyfarm.live.