Glastonbury has announced it will host an exclusive ticketed global livestream from its site at Worthy Farm on May 22.
The UK’s flagship festival, which has been cancelled two years running due to COVID-19, will host a five-hour livestreamed concert series, interspersed by a spoken word narrative, written and delivered by special guests.
The event will only be accessible to ticket buyers and will be broadcast in full across four separate time zones, with staggered livestreams.
The show will be filmed across Glastonbury’s Worthy Farm site at landmarks including the Pyramid Field and the Stone Circle.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £20 (€23/$27.50), and the event will support Glastonbury’s three main charitable partners, Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid, as well as helping to secure the Festival’s return in 2022.
Emily Eavis, the festival’s organiser, 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.”
The event will see a range of artists perform in support of the festival, including Coldplay, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and Wolf Alice, who will all perform as part of an uninterrupted film production. There will also be a number of unannounced surprise performances.
In addition, 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.
Glastonbury typically welcomes more than 200,000 people each June, with this year’s digital show to be co-promoted and produced by UK livestreaming business Driift.
Eavis added: “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!”