Glastonbury 2021: Who’s playing and how to watch
James R | On 22, May 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 an unannounced surprise performance.
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.
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.”
Here’s everything you need to know:
When is it on?
In the UK, it will kick off at 7pm on Saturday 22nd May and last for approximately 5 hours.
What if I miss it?
There are encore screenings at 2pm and 7pm on Sunday 23rd May – although you can only watch the stream for which you have booked your ticket. During the five-hour window of the event, you can pause and rewind to go back to any point within the concert.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are 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. Tickets are available at worthyfarm.live.
Can I share my link?
Each link can only be used to stream the event on one device at a time.
How do I watch it?
You will be sent your unique access code and a link to the stream with your booking confirmation by email. Any web browser should be able to play the concert, including devices such as games consoles that have an in-built web browser. AirPlay and Chromecast are both supported.
The event will include sets from artists including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, plus DJ Honey Dijon. Here’s the full schedule of timings: