THERE will be live music at Worthy Farm - home of the Glastonbury Festival - this summer, it has been revealed.

Organisers of the event, at Pilton, have announced they will host a global, livestreamed event, in May.

Speaking to Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2, festival organiser Emily Eavis said it was going to be “taking you on a five-hour journey through an evening at Worthy Farm with artists, so it’s going to be like the festival without people”.

She said artists like Coldplay, Jorja Smith, Damon Albarn, Michael Kiwanuka and more would be performing.

The event will be directed by Paul Dugdale, who has worked on projects with Adele, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney and more.

A statement from Emily 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.”


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Speaking earlier on Radio 2, Emily added: “We’re going to take you on a journey through all of those spots that you know, you recognise from Worthy Farm… We’re going to build into this whole epic journey around the site into the night.”

Describing the event, a continuous livestream of music, as “ambitious”, Eavis added: “We’re very excited to be able to show the farm in a way that people have never really seen it, with these incredible artists.”

In January this year organisers announced that Glastonbury had been cancelled for a second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Asked about the festival returning in 2022, Eavis said: “We’ll be back next year, that’s the plan, we’re working on that and fingers crossed we’ll see you there”.

The revelation comes after the festival, and Emily, posted a cryptic video of the farm's Stone Circle, with the hashtag slogan 'Live at Worthy Farm'.

Earlier this month, festival organisers applied for permission to hold a two-day event in September, as well as submitting an application to Mendip District Council to host a family-friendly campsite at the farm this summer - and in years to come.

Tickets for Live At Worthy Farm are on sale now via worthyfarm.live priced at £20.

Yeovil Express: ANNOUNCEMENT: A still from the video, which saw the stone circle lit up, announcing #LiveatWorthyFarm
ANNOUNCEMENT: A still from the video, which saw the stone circle lit up, announcing #LiveatWorthyFarm