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Glastonbury Festival Organisers Plan For Two-Day Concert And Camping

The organizers of Glastonbury are working on gigs in the upcoming summer’s event, though they have cancelled the big festival.

They applied for a two-night concert license and another to open a farm as a camping site, but Emily Eavis said the plans were “unclear”.

“It’s great to dream up plans and hopefully some of these things could happen by the end of the year,” she wrote on Instagram.

The festival itself was suspended in January for the second year in a row.

The Eavis family usually welcomes more than 200,000 people to their farm in Pilton, Somerset, every June.

What Is Being Planned?

Any concerts this summer would take place in September, and the scale would be closer to the Pilton Party, an annual “thank you” gig for around 8,000 local residents and workers.

“Of course, we do not yet know if we will be able to do that, but we wanted to apply for the position,” Eavis wrote, adding:

She said she was also submitting an application for “a family-friendly (ie not for partying!) campsite at the farm for this summer”.

She added: “Again, it’s not definite that it’ll go ahead but needed to set the early wheels in motion now.” Camping wouldn’t be available at the same time as the concerts.

Will The Festival Go Digital?

In December, Eavis told the BBC they were  planning on to streaming performances from Worthy Farm if the full event could not go ahead.

Glastonbury is the largest UK music festival and is the first on the calendar. At other major festivals scheduled for June, the Download has also been canceled, while the Isle of Wight has been postponed back to September.

According to the government reopening roadmap, restrictions on social contact could be lifted from 21 June, depending on case numbers and official reviews. Most festivals that are scheduled to take place after June, including Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Parklife and Womad, are planning to go ahead.

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