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​Glastonbury’s one-day Worthy Farm festival has been cancelled

The one-day event was set to replace the notorious long weekender

  • Gemma Ross
  • 22 July 2021
​Glastonbury’s one-day Worthy Farm festival has been cancelled

Glastonbury's one-day replacement festival has been cancelled.

The mini-festival was due to go ahead in September at just a quarter of Glastonbury’s usual capacity, seeing in 50,000 attendees. Mendip Council granted a license for the event back in May.

Festival organiser Emily Davis made the announcement on Instagram last night, “we've decided not to go ahead with the September gig idea for a number of reasons,” she said.

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But with Worthy Pastures just days away, she continued: “we're putting all of our energy into the campsite for now!”

The announcement was posted alongside a picture of an empty Worthy Farm with the shell of the world-renowned Pyramid Stage sitting in the field. “It’s looking so lush on the farm,” Eavis continued.

Worthy Pastures - which is still set to go ahead - runs this weekend from Glastonbury’s usual home ground as a ‘family event’, and will not feature any live music.

The mini-festival was proposed just two months ago with plans to feature music from 2:PM until 11:PM. Under the same name, Glastonbury Festival was just at the concept stage but was promised to go ahead in September.

Glastonbury Festival was cancelled in January due to uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic. At the time, organisers claimed, “this will be another enforced fallow year for us.”

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“In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down,” they announced back in January.

In May, the festival hosted an online livestream named Live At Worthy Farm, which was ticketed and shown at cinemas across the UK. Acts included Damon Albarn, Michael Kiwanuka, and Honey Dijon.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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