I may need a box of tissues for this one. Watching Glastonbury Festival 2021 on a screen after a year without live music is going to be emotional. We’re all at breaking point and need gigs and festivals to come back, right?
Glastonbury is so iconic, that even when rewatching old coverage on a screen – or listening back to a live album – you get those same goosebumps and feel the memories come flooding back.
For those who have only experienced Glastonbury through the eyes of the BBC coverage, 2021’s special one-off livestream will offer viewers a rare chance to experience Worthy Farm’s hidden gems.
As any Glastonbury goer knows, there’s more to the festival than the iconic Pyramid Stage and big headliners. After teaming up with creative Director Paul Dugdale, Emily Eavis revealed:
We’re going to be taking you on a five-hour journey through an evening at Worthy Farm. It’s going to be like the festival, but without the people. From Worthy Farm, the woods, the railway line, the stone circle, the Pyramid… it’s going to build into this epic journey around the site into the night.Emily Eavis via BBC Radio 2 interview with Dermot O’Leary
The line up for Glastonbury Festival presents Live At Worthy Farm features a host of favourites including the return of Wolf Alice; California trio HAIM; festival veterans Coldplay; UK breakthrough punk band IDLES; the incredible Jorja Smith; Mercury Prize Winner Michael Kiwanuka; British grime hero Kano; and the one and only Damon Albarn.
Honey Dijon will be on DJ duties, with organisers also teasing a number of unannounced surprise performances across the evening too.
Tickets for the event cost £20, and are on sale now.
UPDATE: By popular demand, Glastonbury have added two new Sunday broadcast times for the livestream, at 2pm BST & 7pm BST. You can now watch the entire 5 hour event – featuring exclusive new sets from the farm – on Sat 22nd or Sun 23rd May.