“A wonderful #GlastoAtHome experience” awaits!
Glastonbury has unveiled its virtual line-up for the Festival’s 50th-anniversary celebrations which are set to take place over the originally scheduled dates of the Glasto-weekend – Thursday 25th to Monday 29th June.
Breaking the news via their social media channels this afternoon (June 22), the post read: “It’s wonderful to see that so many of you are planning to celebrate #Glastonbury2020 at home, and we wanted to offer you a taste of the full Festival experience to go alongside BBC Glasto’s coverage.”
It’s wonderful to see that so many of you are planning to celebrate #Glastonbury2020 at home, and we wanted to offer you a taste of the full Festival experience to go alongside @bbcglasto‘s coverage. Check it out at https://t.co/z64s5OIDAm now! #GlastoAtHome pic.twitter.com/vR9csQ5Wll
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) June 22, 2020
Michael & Emily said: “It’s wonderful to hear that so many of you are planning to celebrate Glastonbury at home this year, and we wanted to offer you a taste of the full Festival experience to go alongside the BBC’s comprehensive coverage. Huge thanks to all of the areas and stages who’ve put together so much fantastic virtual entertainment for you to enjoy. We also know that many of you will miss being here in Pilton. But we would remind you that, under the current circumstances, Worthy Farm and its surrounding farms are completely closed to the public. Please do not attempt to visit. We hope you have a wonderful #GlastoAtHome experience and we can’t wait to welcome you back here in 2021.”
Glastonbury Festival was set to celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer – with headliners in Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift – but was forced to cancel this year’s instalment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a message from organisers, announcing the Festival’s cancellation, Michael and Emily Eavis explained that cancelling this year’s event was their “only viable option” following “new government measures” to prevent the spread of the pandemic – saying: “We’re so sorry that this decision has been made. It was not through choice. But we look forward to welcoming you back to these fields next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you.”
The news of the cancellation was followed by a joint announcement from Glastonbury Festival and the BBC informing fans a celebratory run of programming across the Glasto-weekend is to be expected instead.