Glastonbury Festival have announced details of a special livestream event called Live At Worthy Farm.
While the iconic festival has been cancelled for a second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers are now offering fans an opportunity to visit the site virtually.
Spread out over five hours, the event will take a journey around the festival site, stopping off at landmarks including the Pyramid stage, the stones circle and the south-east corner. It will be directed by filmmaker Paul Dugdale.
“It’s going to be like the festival, but without the people,” Emily Eavis told BBC Radio 2 earlier today (March 31). She added that fans could recreate the Glastonbury atmosphere by watching with friends in their gardens so they “can have a moment and get into the spirit of the festival”.
Tickets for the virtual show will cost £20 and the film will be broadcast across four different time zones so fans across the world can tune in more easily. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Although the usual edition of the festival has been cancelled, Michael and Emily Eavis have applied for a licence to hold a concert at Worthy Farm in September. It is currently unclear whether the father and daughter duo will be given the go-ahead to put on an event or, if they are, whether the concert will just be open to locals à la the annual Pilton Party.
Some details of the potential event have emerged since the Eavises applied for the licence. It would reportedly take place over two days with alcohol on offer between 2pm and 11pm. However, in contrast to a typical Glastonbury, attendees would not be able to camp on-site.