Glastonbury Festival to stage global livestream event

With the full Glastonbury Festival unable to go ahead for the second year in a row due to Covid-19, the organisers have confirmed an exclusive one-day global livestream event instead.

The ‘Live from Worthy Farm’ livestream will take place on Saturday 22 May, with viewers able to pick from six different livestreams to cover all global time zones. 

The five-hour event will be filmed across the Somerset site’s famous landmarks, including the Pyramid Field and Stone Circle and will feature performances from Coldplay, Damon Albarn and Haim.

The lineup also includes Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, and DJ Honey Dijon. As you’d expect from Glastonbury, they’ll also be a number of unannounced surprise performances. 

The ambitious product will be shot by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale.

Emily Eavis, Glastonbury organiser and daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael 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!”.

Tickets are on sale now from worthy, priced at £20/€23/$27.50/AUD$35.

There is also an option to make additional donations which will be split equally between the Festival’s main three charities: Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid.