Booking opens 10am, Saturday 1st May
Glastonbury Festival have now confirmed plans to open a new campsite to the public this summer.
Sharing the announcement and more details of ‘Worthy Pastures’ – a “family-friendly campsite” – via their official social channels this evening (Thursday, Apeil 29), organisers said: “This summer, for one year only, Worthy Farm becomes Worthy Pastures – a family-friendly campsite. Booking opens 10am, Saturday 1st May.”
⛺️ This summer, for one year only, Worthy Farm becomes @WorthyPastures – a family-friendly campsite.
Booking opens 10am, Saturday 1st May. Full details at https://t.co/IvI9hEOSvl pic.twitter.com/6XLbubJ9cb
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) April 29, 2021
First sightings of the planned campsite were spotted in an advert in the Shepton Mallet Journal last week (April 22), which depicted the iconic Glastonbury Tor on the backdrop of a full moon, alongside the Festival logo and lyrics from Neil Young’s Harvest Moon.
Now, a statement on the Worthy Pastures’ official website confirms that “with no Festival taking place on Worthy Farm for a second consecutive year in 2021, Michael and Emily Eavis are pleased to invite campers, for one year only, to experience the farm in a way you’ve never been able to before.
“Over the school holidays, Worthy Farm will become Worthy Pastures – a tranquil, family-friendly campsite which will welcome guests to get back to basics in nature, with a range of pre-erected, unfurnished bell tents and scout tents available to hire for 3-, 4- and 5-night stays.”
The iconic KidzField Pink Castle and Green Kids Cadmus Ship will also be open to campers, whilst the Pyramid field, usually home to the festival’s main stage, will be open for picnics and bike rides – featuring local food traders, a bar and village store selling local produce and freshly baked bread.
However, organisers also asked to note that “Worthy Pastures is not a party venue: there will not be any live music, soundsystems will not be allowed and a noise curfew will be in place after 11pm. Instead, come for nature, fresh air, calm and tranquillity.”
More info and a map of the site can be found here.
Glastonbury has been forced to cancel both its 2020 and 2021 editions due to the pandemic, but is set to hold a special livestreamed concert at Worthy Farm next month on Saturday, 22nd May (with encore screenings on Sunday, May 23).
Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, plus DJ Honey Dijon are all set to play the livestreamed concert – in addition to some “very special guests” – which promises “a five-hour journey through an evening at Worthy Farm,” adding that “it’s going to be like the festival, but without the people”.
Tickets are on sale now for the livestream event from worthyfarm.live priced at £20, €23, $27.50 & AUD$35, with a number of timed streams available to accommodate audiences globally.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22nd – 26th June 2022