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50,000 fans could attend this summer's two-day Glastonbury concert

Additional details about the plans for a two-day concert held at Worthy Farm this summer have emerged, and up to 50,000 music lovers could be in attendance if it gets shown the green light.

At the start of the year, Glastonbury was the first festival to announce that it would not occur amid the pandemic. While many similar events have opted to postpone or re-schedule their dates, the Eavis’ decided to scrap the bash altogether. However, all hope isn’t lost, and in March, they applied for planning permission for a smaller event taking place later on in 2021, which could potentially still host 50,000 fans.

Somerset Live first noted earlier this year 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.

However, the two-day event would not allow punters to camp at Worthy Farm. On Instagram in March, 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.”

Eavis also noted she hoped to host a “family friendly campsite” on Worthy Farm this summer but did clarify that it was not “definite”.

“It’s so good to dream up plans and hope that some of these things could potentially happen later this year,” Eavis added.

Mendip Council are meeting this week (May 12th) to discuss whether they will give the Eavis family the go-ahead to run with their plans to bring live music and fans back to the Pyramid Stage.

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