Though Glastonbury Festival organizers announced the cancellation of the event’s 2021 edition in January, fans will still get some Glastonbury-guided action, thanks to a new ticketed livestream event, Live at Worthy Farm. The May 22 event promises performances from a wide variety of artists including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles, Wolf Alice, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, and Honey Dijon, in addition to “unannounced surprise performances.”
Live at Worthy Farm will be filmed at the festival site, situating acts across landmarks such as the Pyramid Field and, for the first time, the Stone Circle. The livestream will also support Glastonbury’s three main charitable partners: Oxfam, Greenpeace, and WaterAid. Spoken word interludes written and delivered by special guests will guide festival goers “on a journey through the sacred valley in Somerset,” tying the multidimensional experience together.
Organizers released a trailer for the forthcoming event, giving virtual attendees a taste of what is in store for the first digital iteration. The show will be shot by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale and co-promoted and produced by Drift.
Co-organizer Emily Eavis said,
“After two Glastonbury cancellations, it brings us great pleasure to announce our first online livestream, which will present live music performances filmed across Worthy Farm at landmarks including the Pyramid and, for the first time ever, the Stone Circle. It will feature a rolling cast of artists and performers who have all given us enormous support by agreeing to take part in this event, showing the farm as you have never seen it. There will also be some very special guest appearances and collaborations. We are hoping this will bring a bit of Glastonbury to your homes and that for one night only people all over the world will be able to join us on this journey through the farm together!”
Those looking to attend Live At Worthy Farm will be able to access the show across four timezones, with staggered livestreams for the UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East; the East Coast of North America/Central and South America; the West Coast of North America; and Australia/New Zealand and Asia. Glastonbury typically attracts more than 200,000 attendees. Tickets are available here.
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