Emily Eavis has shared details of Glastonbury’s ‘Live At Worthy Farm’ event, bringing some of the world’s biggest names together for a virtual night in Somerset.
All week Glastonbury has been teasing the event across their social media, and now it has been confirmed. Earlier this year, the festival confirmed that the 2021 festival would not take place amid the pandemic. While many similar events have opted to postpone or re-schedule their dates, the Eavis’ decided to scrap the bash altogether, and this is the consolation for festival-goers.
“We’re very pleased to announce that on the 22 May, we’re going to be streaming an incredible line-up of artists from Worthy Farm,” Emily Eavis told Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2.
“We’re working with an incredible director called Paul Dugdale and we’re going to be taking you on a five-hour journey through an evening at Worthy Farm. It’s going to be like the festival, but without the people.
“We have got incredible bands like Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, IDLES, Michael Kiwanuka and Jorja Smith and lots of special guests along the way.”
More acts performing on the night include Kano, Wolf Alice and Honey Dijon. Tickets for the live stream are on sale now at £20 per stream.
Detailing more about the evening, Eavis said: “We are going to take you on a journey through all of those spots that you know from Worthy Farm – the woods, the railway line, the stone circle, the pyramid, and it’s going to build into this epic journey around the site into the night.”
Meanwhile, recently Somerset Live reported that the festival had submitted an application to Mendip District Council asking for permission to hold a two-day event. The application seeks permission to stage live music and sell alcohol between 2pm and 11pm at a “single event” across a Friday and Saturday.
The publication states that the two-day event would not allow punters to camp at Worthy Farm. On Instagram last week, Eavis wrote: “We wanted to get the application in to be in with a chance. Unlikely we’ll have any news for a couple of months – but will let you know right here when we do.”