The highly anticipated Glastonbury live stream event, Live at Worthy Farm, has been derailed by technical issues as ticketholders were left unable to gain access to the stream.
The Eurovision song contest may be famed for its large parties accompanying its annual airing; the Glastonbury live stream event saw many patrons hosting gatherings for the event instead of the fully-fledged festival.
When trying to view the live stream, many ticketholders could not access the stream and told their provided codes, bought at £20 a pop, were invalid. Twitter blew up as frustrated customers vented their anger.
Filmed across an empty Glastonbury festival site, the stream of performances would feature the likes of Coldplay and Damon Albarn and has been highly publicised as a way of tapping into the festival spirit amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The event also welcomed Haim alongside the introduction to the Smile, a Radiohead-led trio of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner. Driift, the production company behind the event posted the stream on their social channels but without the rewind function.
Sadly, many who had gathered to watch the event were left disappointed. Festival organiser Emily Eavis later said: “I am so sorry about the problems with the stream … we will obviously make sure we show the whole film again from tomorrow too and give you the chance to catch up on any bits you missed.”
After two years of cancelled events, the live stream provided the legendary festival with a much-needed revenue boost, one that will now surely be hampered by refund requests.
The stream is still available to be watched from the beginning as production company