News April 1, 2021

Glastonbury Festival announces livestream with Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM and more

Glastonbury Festival announces livestream with Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM and more
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The iconic Glastonbury Festival in the UK, which draws 200,000 fans each June, has announced a concert in lieu of its cancelled 2021 event.

Live At Worthy Farm is a five-hour show with , Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice and DJ Honey Dijon giving up their time to help the iconic festival.

“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,” festival director, Emily Eavis, said.

“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.”

The streams have been coordinated to take place in different timezones around the world. The Australian livestream will be on Sunday, May 23 from 19:00 AEST, and part of the broadcast to New Zealand and Asia. Tickets are $35 and available to buy here.

A limited-edition lineup poster for the event is also available, with proceeds going to Stagehand, the live production welfare and benevolent fund helping crew who have fallen between the gaps of the UK Government’s financial support during the pandemic.

Patrons will also be asked to donate when buying their tickets, to be split equally between the festival’s main three supported causes, Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid.

Shot by acclaimed Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, the hugely ambitious production is co-promoted and produced by UK livestream business Driift, which has hosted global livestreams for artists including Laura Marling, Nick Cave, Biffy Clyro, Niall Horan, Kylie Minogue and BBC Studios Productions.

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