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Plans For One-Day Glastonbury Event Scrapped
Christian Eede , July 21st, 2021 11:21

"We've decided not to go ahead with the September gig idea for a number of reasons," Emily Eavis said

Plans for a one-day event on the site of Glastonbury's Worthy Farm home later this year have been scrapped.

A license had been granted for Glastonbury's organisers to stage an event for up to 50,000 people, though no overnight camping would be allowed. Lineup and ticketing details for the event had yet to be revealed and now Emily Eavis has confirmed that the event will not actually go ahead.

"We've decided not to go ahead with the September gig idea for a number of reasons, so we're putting all of our energy into the campsite for now," Eavis said in an Instagram post, referring to Worthy Pastures, the new family-friendly campsite that has been set up at Worthy Farm for the summer and opens this weekend. She did not add any further details on what might have forced the scrapping of the plans.

Glastonbury is scheduled to return for a full event next summer, running from June 22 to 26. Its two previous editions have been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In May, Glastonbury debuted a live stream from its Worthy Farm site, which included the debut performance by The Smile, a new band project from Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet's Tom Skinner.