“My father really loved Glastonbury – this is for him”…
Director Paul Dugdale – who directed Glastonbury Festival‘s livestreamed event ‘Live at Worthy Farm‘ – has been awarded best Director: Multi-Camera at the 2022 BAFTA TV Craft awards.
The ceremony event – which took place yesterday evening (Sunday, 24 April), at an in-person ceremony at London’s The Brewery – saw director Paul Dugdale and his camera team take home the coveted award for Director: Multi-Camera.
Accepting the award Dugdale said: “I film mostly live music, and so to do Glastonbury is like the holy grail – thank you so much to the Eavis’s, Michael and Emily and Nick Nick Dewey and everyone at Glastonbury…”
Adding: “My father really loved Glastonbury – this is for him”.
Emily Eavis Said: “Incredible news on Paul Dugdale winning a BAFTA for Live At Worthy Farm. So well deserved”
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) April 24, 2022
The livestream which aired last year (22 May) and was shot on location across Glastonbury’s Worthy Farm site, featured performances from acts including Wolf Alice, Michael Kiwanuka, George Ezra, IDLES, HAIM, Coldplay and Damon Albarn.
The six-hour livestream movie also included spoken-word interludes from artists such as PJ Harvey, and Jarvis Cocker, along with festival-founder Michael Eavis – with proceeds from the event, which was co-produced by BBC Studios Productions, going to Glastonbury’s three main charity partners, Oxfam, WaterAid and Greenpeace.
The £20 livestream – which was ticketed by concert promoter Driift – suffered technical issues that meant customers were initially locked out for up to two hours and unable to use access codes to view the footage. The film also screened in cinemas across the UK in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing
Multiple Grammy-nominated Dugdale has previously worked with acts including Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran, and has collaborated with Driift on multiple projects including Niall Horan’s livestream from London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Earlier last year , Dugdale also picked up the award for Best Director Multicamera at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Craft & Design Awards 2021.
Glastonbury Festival is set to return for the first time since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis.
The 2022 edition of the Festival will take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have now completely sold out, there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.