After Glastonbury’s cancellation earlier in January this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many thought they wouldn’t be visiting the most prestigious festival site the UK has to offer. However, there does seem to be some interesting prospects on the horizon.
The organisers of Glastonbury have supposedly put a forward a proposal to Mendip District Council, for a smaller event limited to a capacity of 50,000. This figure is around a quarter of the 200,000 attendees the festival usually pulls in year on year.
The Worthy Farm site could therefore be hosting a two-day party, welcoming revellers before the year is out. No date is set as of yet, but there are some strong rumours it may be this September and centred around the world-renowned Pyramid Stage.
Emily Eaves, one of the brand’s organisers uploaded a post to Instagram in March that may tease some information:
For those asking for an update on our plans later this year, we have put an application in for a license 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 be 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 we will let you know right here when we do.”
There might still be hope for Glasto fans yet.
Words: Neil Ritchie