Glastonbury Festival announces September Worthy Farm concert is canceled

A planned gig called Equinox, to be held at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm in Somerset, will not take place now, Emily Eavis has confirmed.

The concert was supposed to take place in September, but the details had not been fully confirmed.

Festival organizer and daughter of founder Michael Eavis confirmed there would be no concert or mini-festival in an Instagram post, where she shared a photo of the multicolored campsite that was created in the fields south of the Pyramid Stage. on the worthy farm.

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It opens in a few days, and Ms Eavis said they are putting ‘all our energy’ into the camping experience.

The Glastonbury Festival had been granted a license for a one-off music event at Worthy Farm earlier this year, but with the ongoing uncertainty over the pandemic, dates, concert or line-up were never confirmed and tickets are not available. have never been for sale.

Instead, the sprawling campsite will start welcoming its first guests this Friday – just as the heat wave is set to hit – with stays of three to six days still on offer through August.

“Three days until we open the doors to Worthy Pastures and the farm looks so lush,” Emily said.

“We’ve decided not to go ahead with the idea of ​​the September concert for a number of reasons, so we’re putting all our energy into camping for now! See you in a few days…”

The Worthy Pastures camping experience is almost the opposite of the festival – aside from camping in the fields of Worthy Farm.

Festival organizers have confirmed that there will be no live music, no parties and a family atmosphere as the festival’s Kidz Field will be restarted and food vendors will congregate around the ‘green village’.

“Worthy Pastures will be set up sympathetically to reflect the rural and agricultural pursuits of the existing site, as well as capturing the essence of Glastonbury Festival with its familiar style of signage, painted bins and decor,” said a doorman. -word.

“This serene, pre-erected campsite will offer a pastoral escape, with well-spaced tents spread across Worthy Farm, with a central village in Williams Green, hosting the best of local food traders selected by the Glastonbury Festival Markets team , along with specialty cafes, a camp bar and a village shop selling local produce and fresh bread.

‘Family festival favourites, the Pink Castle Kidz’ Field and the Green Kids Cadmus ship will be available, while the Pyramid Field will be open for picnics, bike rides and generally enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings of the Valley of ‘Avalon, near Glastonbury Tor and all of Somerset’s magical attractions.

“Intrepid explorers are invited to roam the farm to find the Dragon, sheltering in the shade of its pond, the stone circle providing the perfect place to watch the sun rise or set. Festival fans will recognize also some familiar sights among the venue’s setting, which will have a distinct Festival flavor, delivered with a family audience in mind.

“Showers and property lock facilities will be available on site, and the three main causes supported by Glastonbury, Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid will join us, with a common focus on tackling climate change. A program of additional activities will be published each week as campers arrive (please visit the campsite poles on arrival for more information).

‘Please note that Worthy Pastures is not a party venue: there will be no live music, PA systems will not be permitted and a sound curfew will be in place after 11pm. Instead, come for nature, fresh air, peace and quiet.

“With a focus on providing a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment, Worthy Pastures will provide the perfect base camp for a break exploring all that Somerset has to offer, and our information team in partnership with Visit Somerset will be happy to help with recommendations of local attractions, outings and activities for all ages,” they added.

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Jan G. Gilbert