Glastonbury Festival launches official TikTok account

GLASTONBURY Festival fans have a new way to catch up on the latest Worthy Farm news with the launch of an official @glastonbury TikTok account.

TikTok allows users to create short videos ranging from 15 seconds to 10 minutes.

The app is owned by a Chinese company, ByteDance Ltd, and had been downloaded over three billion times as of July 2021.

Glastonbury’s first TikTok post showed a limited-edition Stanley Donwood Ukraine poster printed in the festival’s vintage Heidelberg cylinder press.

The poster is for sale on the festival’s online shop and all proceeds go to War Child UK’s emergency fund.

His second short video, shared on TikTok yesterday, explained the history and design ideas behind the festival’s iconic Pyramid Stage.

The current Pyramid Stage, which was built in 2000, uses four kilometers of steel tubing and its skin was added a few months before the start of the festival.

In June, the stage will welcome Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar as headliners for Glastonbury 2022, while Diana Ross will fill her spot as Sunday afternoon legends.

Other artists announced so far include Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Sam Fender, Little Simz, Doja Cat, Charli XCX, Griff, Sigrid, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Pet Shop Boys.

Glastonbury have announced that McFly, Sugababes and The Damned will be among its performers in the Field of Avalon, while Fatboy Slim will return to Worthy Farm to perform at Silver Hayes.

Yesterday it was confirmed that comedians such as Josh Widdicombe, Nish Kumar, Kerry Godliman, Adam Hills and Jonathan Pie will take to the stage in theaters and circuses.

Jan G. Gilbert