The Glastonbury Festival received an additional government grant of £ 600,000 in the latest cycle of the Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF).
Organizers of the Somerset event have been forced to cancel two consecutive festivals due to government restrictions on coronaviruses, with the 2020 and 2021 editions canceled.
The funding follows another government grant of £ 900,000 the festival received in April this year, bringing the total government funding to £ 1.5million.
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925 event companies, suppliers, venues and cultural organizations will benefit from the latest round of government grants.
Other festivals that will benefit include the 15,000-seat Vision Nine Presents NASS Festival in Somerset, which received £ 700,000.
Others to receive funding are WOMAD (£ 217,336), Y Not Festival (£ 400,000), Towersey Festival (£ 80,000), Valley Fest (£ 97,422) Kamble Events, owner of Shambala Festival (£ 190,000) , Deer Shed Festival (£ 119,708) and the creators of the Arcadia Zone of the Glastonbury Festival (£ 117,810).
Tokyo Industries, owner of a number of Manchester venues received nearly £ 129,000, while other recipients include Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms (£ 90,000), London’s Village Underground (£ 305,000), l ‘Islington Assembly Hall (£ 109,000) and the Electric Ballroom (£ 75,787).
Vendors who will benefit from the Arts Council England-administered fund include Vans For Bands (£ 61,000) and A&J Big Tops (£ 372,600).
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “With unprecedented financial support from the government, the Culture Recovery Fund supports arts and culture organizations so they can continue to bring culture to communities across the country, by supporting jobs, stimulating local economies and inspiring people. “
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