Every September at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury Festival organisers host Pilton Party, a special annual ‘thank you’ fundraising gig for villagers, workers and locals. The September 2019 event was co-headlined by 2018 Mercury Award winners Wolf Alice and mystery Special Guests, Supergrass.
The event honours the first ever Glastonbury Festival, then known as the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival – held back in 1970 on September 19th.
Glastonbury Festival has now been granted the licence by Mendip District Council to host their September event, renamed as Equinox, later this year (2021).
The September gig is a large version of the Pilton Party. We do that every September, but it will just be bigger and the public can come down. We’ll call it Equinox if we do it.Emily Eavis via NME
Equinox will take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September 2021 at Worthy Farm, Pilton with live acts appearing solely on the iconic Pyramid Stage for 40,000 public ticket holders each day.
No acts have been announced for the two-day event, and ticket prices have yet to be confirmed. There will be no camping on-site as local hotels, B&Bs and campsites in the area will be utilised to help local business after the devastating effect of the pandemic.
The full return of Glastonbury in all its glory is set to take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 22nd – 26th June 2022.
Tickets for Glastonbury’s global livestream taking place on Saturday, 22nd May (with encore screenings on Sunday, May 23) are available now.