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The Glade Area announces plans for Glastonbury’s virtual festival weekend

The Glade Area announces plans for Glastonbury’s virtual festival weekend

Carl Cox has recorded an exclusive mix especially for the occasion

Glastonbury‘s Glade Area has announced special plans for what would have been the Festival’s 50th-anniversary event next weekend.

Announcing the news via their social media channels earlier today (June 19), The Glade confirmed plans for a four-day celebration comprised of over 60 artists – with the line-up set to drop this Monday (June 22).

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As part of the planned virtual event, The Glade Area will be giving away merchandise and there will be stacks of stuff for fans to get involved with.

Taking part in the celebration is iconic DJ Carl Cox who recorded a special mix exclusively for The Glade and which is now available to listen to over at BBC Sounds.

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Glastonbury Festival was set to celebrate its 50th anniversary next week – 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.

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