Glastonbury Competition will look very completely different this 12 months, however at the very least we cannot have to fret in regards to the traditional scramble to guide tickets — this time round, capability is limitless.
On Wednesday morning, Glastonbury Competition introduced on Twitter that it’ll return as a world livestream occasion in 2021, following its cancellation last year as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Live at Worthy Farm will happen in a number of timezones over 5 hours on Saturday, Might 22, with tickets costing £20 ($27.50). Artists on the invoice embrace Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, and Wolf Alice, together with particular friends, who will likely be staged across the well-known competition website. The occasion’s broadcast, which is able to reportedly take viewers throughout various parts just like the Pyramid Stage, is about to be directed by Paul Dugdale, accountable for filming Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande’s world tours for Netflix.
This transfer to a digital competition is not an entire shock. Final 12 months, to have a good time Glastonbury’s fiftieth anniversary following the precise competition’s cancellation, the BBC aired a particular that mixed reside performances with archived footage. More than 10 million people tuned in.
Wow, for a 12 months with no competition it actually was our greatest gathering but.. over ten million folks tuned in. Very grateful to everybody for sharing all of your Glastonbury dwelling set ups, all of the recollections and due to the BBC for pulling all of it collectively https://t.co/oODwA1LaNG
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) July 1, 2020
It is no shock that given these enormous viewing figures, and with the prospect of a second fallow 12 months, Glastonbury’s organisers have determined to attempt their arms at a digital live performance — particularly with different festivals, like SXSW, already making strikes to recreate the expertise on-line.
Are livestreamed music festivals here to stay? Time will inform. However for 2021, it is actually wanting like the principle flavour.