By Lauren Hauge
In place of an in-person festival, Glastonbury has announced the Live at Worthy Farm livestream event for Saturday, May 22 2021.
This is the second year the England festival has been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year however, fans will have the chance to return to the iconic festival virtually from around the globe. The lineup is sure to impress with performances from Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Micheal Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, Kano, and more that will be shot from Glastonbury landmarks like the Pyramid Field and Stone Circle. Between sets, DJ Honey Dijon will be entertaining to keep the live stream moving. The livestream will also include “a number of unannounced surprise performances.”
The five-hour streamed festival will also feature “a spoken word narrative, written and delivered by some very special guests, guiding festival-goers on a journey through the sacred valley in Somerset,” according to a recent press release. Paul Dugdale, Grammy-nominated documentary and concert film director, will be shooting the livestream.
Live at Worthy Farm is to broadcast across the globe with air times staggered across four time zones. First access will be at 7:00 p.m. BT/8:00 p.m. CET in UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The east coast of North America, Central and South America will be next at 6:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. ET, followed by the North American west coast at 7:00 p.m. PT. Australia, New Zealand and Asia getting a broadcast at 4:00 p.m. ICT/7:00 AET.
Tickets are available for purchase at the livestream’s website and are $27.50 USD, £20, €23, and $35 AUD.