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Glastonbury could host 50,000 people at Pyramid Stage this summer

A two-day festival is in the works for September following the cancellation of the main festival

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 11 May 2021
Glastonbury could host 50,000 people at Pyramid Stage this summer

Glastonbury’s Worthy Farm site could see 50,000 visitors this September after plans for a two-day festival were submitted to the local council by organisers.

In January Michael and Emily Eavis, the organisers of Glastonbury, were forced to cancel the flagship festival which was scheduled for June as a result of uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Mendip District Council have been informed about a proposal for a smaller event. Only the Pyramid Stage field would be in use, with a maximum capacity of 49,999 people, a significant reduction from the usual 200,000 crowd that the festival usually attracts yearly.

According to licensing documents submitted by the festival, “any relevant COVID-19 secure measures will be put in place in accordance with all government legislation and guidance”.

The event does not have a date as of yet, with September proposed as the month where the festival could take place.

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The news comes after Emily Eavis’ Instagram post in March, where she outlined plans to compensate for the cancellation of Glastonbury this summer.

The post reads: “For those asking for an update on our plans later this year, we have put an application in for a licence for a concert at the farm in September (around the time we'd usually do Pilton Party). Of course, we've no idea yet whether we'll able to do that, but we wanted to get the application in to be in with a chance. Unlikely we'll have any news for a couple of months - but will let you know right here when we do.”

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Eavis has organised a livestream taking place this month titled ‘Live at Worthy Farm’, with Coldplay, Jorja Smith, Haim, and a host of other artists scheduled to perform.

Find Eavis’ instagram post about the September festival below.

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter

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