Having been forced to cancel the festival for a second consecutive year, Glastonbury will host an exclusive global livestream from Worthy Farm on Saturday, 22 May.
Filmed across the festival’s site at landmarks including the Pyramid Field and the Stone Circle, the event will see a range of artists giving their time to perform in support of the festival, including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, plus DJ Honey Dijon, who will all perform as part of an uninterrupted film production. There will also be a number of unannounced surprise performances.
Shot by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, the ambitious production will take viewers on a journey of the Glastonbury site, which typically greets more than 200,000 people each June.
Emily Eavis said: ‘After two Glastonbury cancellations, it brings us great pleasure to announce our first online livestream, which will present live music performances filmed across Worthy Farm at landmarks including the Pyramid and, for the first time ever, the Stone Circle. It will feature a rolling cast of artists and performers who have all given us enormous support by agreeing to take part in this event, showing the farm as you have never seen it. There will also be some very special guest appearances and collaborations. We are hoping this will bring a bit of Glastonbury to your homes and that for one night only people all over the world will be able to join us on this journey through the farm together!’
Livestream tickets are on sale now priced at £20, with a number of timed streams available to accommodate audiences globally.
A limited edition line-up poster for the event will also be available, with proceeds going to Stagehand, the live production welfare and benevolent fund which is helping crew who have fallen into the gaps in government financial support during the pandemic.