Glastonbury Festival site can host scaled-back concert in September

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Permission has been granted for a small-scale event at the Glastonbury Festival site. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Permission has been granted for a small-scale event at the Glastonbury Festival site. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

The Glastonbury Festival site will host a two-day event in September following approval of the event's premises licence. 

Mendip Distrcit Council granted approval - albeit with more than 50 conditions - after hearing from affected authorities and residents.

“Any event would have to be Covid-safe, and Mendip will work with other organisations and the organisers to make sure that’s the case,” said Sam Phripp, chair of licensing, reports the Somerset County Gazette.

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The main Glastonbury event was cancelled again this year. (OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
The main Glastonbury event was cancelled again this year. (OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

“With regard to Glastonbury Festival Events Limited holding a concert in September, we’ve heard concerns from residents, and those concerns are reflected in more than fifty conditions that have been added to this licence. We believe they’re sensible measures, and match the perceived risk of the event.

"With a view to Covid-19, of course, any event would have to be Covid-safe, and Mendip will work with other organisations and the organisers to make sure that’s the case.”

Some of the conditions include a maximum capacity of 49,999, including performers and crew, no camping and that the shows will be held on the Pyramid Stage. 

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Further details on the line-up and exact dates are yet to be disclosed. 

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In was announced back in January that the main event would not be taking place for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A livestream event, Live At Worthy Farm, will be available to view this weekend across 22-23 May with acts including Jarvis Cocker, George Ezra and Haim taking part. 

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