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Glastonbury Festival share sneak peek of planned project at Worthy Farm

Glastonbury Festival share sneak peek of planned project at Worthy Farm

#LiveAtWorthyFarm

Glastonbury Festival has released a short 15-second long video of what appears to be an illuminated depiction of the Stone Circle area. The video is bedded with some glitchy audio playing over the dark background, before ending on a shot of the hashtag writing #LiveAtWorthyFarm.

The post was shared via the Festival’s official social channels earlier today (Monday, 29 March) at 5pm. See below.

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As of the time of writing it is yet unknown what the short video is intended to mean, with speculation ranging from a special live-stream around June, to a two-day concert in September.

The news comes after details have already been revealed about a potential concert that Glastonbury could be set to hold on Worthy Farm later this year.

Confirming the plans earlier this month, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis explained that a concert could take place during the same dates that are traditionally used for the Pilton Party – The Farm’s annual event to thank Somerset locals for supporting the Festival.

Posting on Instagram, 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 went on to confirm an application for a “family-friendly campsite” on Worthy Farm this summer, but stressed 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,” she added.

 

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Since then, more details emerged of the Festival’s application submission to Mendip District Council for permission to hold a two-day event, with the application seeking permission to stage live music and sell alcohol between 2pm and 11pm at a “single event” across a Friday and Saturday – According to the publication, the two-day event would not feature camping for attendees.

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Recap:

Glastonbury was cancelled earlier this year (Thursday, 21 January), for the second consecutive year, due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

The organisers confirmed the cancellation of the Festival’s 2021 edition in a statement posted via their official channels, saying: “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and that this will be another enforced fallow year for us. In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down…”

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Late last year (December 16, 2020), in an interview to the BBC, Eavis said: “We’re doing everything we can on our end to plan and prepare, but there are still just so many unknowns and factors which are completely out of our control. What we definitely can’t afford to risk is getting too far into the process of next year, only for it to be snatched away from us again. We lost millions this year, and we can’t risk that happening again.”

In the same interview, Eavis added that if the Festival could not happen in its traditional form, the organisers will consider inviting artists to perform on the farm for a series of live streams.

Echoing her words from last year – Eavis told The Guardian (Friday, 22 January), she was still working on Glastonbury-related projects [for 2021], including possible live-streamed events.

“A lot of big artists have been in touch offering to perform for us at the farm, so we’re doing everything we can to make that happen. We would love to build a show that can be watched at home by people all over the world, and of course it would be a useful way for us to make some very welcome income,” she said.

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Following the 2021 Festival cancellation announcement – Glastonbury founder and father of Emily Eavis, Michael Eavis, revealed earlier this year (Thursday, 21 January) that they were “considering” a smaller event for September, saying: “I would like to do something smaller somewhere around the anniversary date of when we started, which was the 18th of September 1970”.

Glastonbury was set to celebrate its 50th-anniversary last summer (June 2020) – with headliners in Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney – but was forced to cancel the 2020 instalment due to the coronavirus crisis just a week after the lineup was announced in March of 2020.

Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22nd – 26th June 2022

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