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Glastonbury-On-Sea looks ahead to Glastonbury 2020

Glastonbury-On-Sea looks ahead to Glastonbury 2020

“Anarchism, mutations and wild behaviour” can be expected…

Glastonbury-On-Sea has now officially confirmed its return to Glastonbury while looking ahead to 2020.

Updating its “Area Page” on the Glastonbury Festival website – the tent-side area has said: “We are delighted to return for the 50th Anniversary Festival following our debut last year” – In addition to also sharing new artwork and a trailer consisting of some of the best moments from its debut at Glastonbury 2019.

Glastonbury-On-Sea | Artwork by Joe Rush

The 60-meter-long “Victorian” pier, AKA Glastonbury-on-Sea, was designed by long-time Glastonbury creative partner and visionary, Joe Rush, who based the design on Llandudno pier in North Wales.

The almost two-minute-long trailer features Rush saying that the idea for The Pier came about in a conversation with his girlfriend, while he was telling her about his childhood in Hastings and his dad who was a portrait sketcher on the beach (see video below).

In what could be an indication of things to come, Glastonbury-On-Sea’s statement also states that “During the holidays the bill topping Robots in the Pavilion have taken over and demanded that the Pier be filled with even more anarchism, mutations and wild behaviour.”


Last year Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis had revealed that Glastonbury-on-sea will be returning for the festival’s 50th-anniversary in 2020, while sharing new details about the planned improvements to the attraction in the form of a sea of pre-pitched tents.

Replacing the need for Glasto-goers to bring their own tent, they will now be able to rent one of the pre-pitched tents surrounding the pier prior to the event, which apart from being very convenient, will also further help reduce campsite waste.

Keeping with the seaside theme, the tents will be represented in the colours of blue and white, with the artistic aim of making them appear to be an ocean around Glastonbury-on-sea’s Victorian pier when seen from a distance.

Only around 100 of these pre-pitched blue and white tents will be available to the public, they will be joining a range of other pre-pitched options available at the Festival, including the Tipi Village, Worthy View and the recently announced Sticklinch.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was the second headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier this year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner, Carl CoxFun Lovin’ Criminals and most recently Crowded House are the latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far. Also confirmed on the bill are Wolf Alice who were announced as playing Glastonbury’s 50th by non-other than Glasto founder, Michael Eavis himself.

Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.

There are still ways to go to Glastonbury this year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale (which don’t include travel) on April 19.

Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.

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