British music fans will get a chance to feel a bit closer to Glastonbury Festival this month after it was cinemas are set to show live-streamed sets from Worthy Farm towards the end of May.
The festival is broadcasting performances by heavyweights such as Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Wolf Alice and many more on the weekend commencing May 22nd. This is set to take the place of the legendary festival which was cancelled earlier this year for the second year running due to the pandemic.
ScreenDaily reports that more than 350 UK cinemas will air the live sets in partnership with specialists Trafalgar Releasing.
Other acts playing the livestream festival titled, ‘Live From Worth Farm‘ are IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano and Michael Kiwanuka. The musical acts will be interspersed with a spoken word narrative that takes viewers on a journey through the valley where the festival takes place.
CEO of Trafalgar Releasing, Marc Allenby has said: “As a national moment with some of the biggest acts in music, we are excited to be part of this unmissable celebration, allowing audiences to experience the event on the big screen and support their local cinemas.”
In the line with the governments proposed “roadmap” out of lockdown, the majority of the UK’s cinemas will reopen from May 17th.
Trafalgar’s livestreams will financially support Glastonbury Festival’s three main charity partners: Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid. This will help to secure the return of the physical event next year.
‘Live From Worthy Far,’ was originally set to be “one night only” for May 22nd. However, due to popular demand, the £20 livestream tickets were announced for Sunday 23rd to appease this insatiable desire for the Festival’s online return.