Glastonbury Festival to Receive £900K (Over US$1M) to Help Festival Continue
The iconic festival, Glastonbury, is set to receive £900,000 (Over US$1 million) funding after having to cancel in 2020 and 2021.
The Worthy Farm event in the UK is being supported as part of the government's latest Cultural Recovery Fund announcement, with more than 2,700 organizations being handed grants and loans to help with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
An announcement from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden confirmed: "Glastonbury Festival will receive £900,000 (Over US$1 million) to help the festival continue in 2021, with two smaller events this year, as well as to carry the festival through to 2022."
In a statement, organizers Michael and Emily Eavis said: "We’re extremely grateful to be offered a significant award from the Culture Recovery Fund.
“After losing millions from the cancellation of our last two Festivals, this grant will make a huge difference in helping to secure our future.”
The news comes days after Glastonbury confirmed a special 'Live at Worthy Farm' live stream event on May 22 with the likes of Coldplay, Haim and Damon Albarn taking to the stage.
On what fans will be getting for their tickets, Emily added: “We are going to take you on a journey through all of those spots that you know from Worthy Farm – the woods, the railway line, the stone circle, the pyramid, and it’s going to build into this epic journey around the site into the night.”
Accessible only to ticket buyers, the online event will be broadcast in full across four separate time zones, with staggered livestreams for the UK, Europe, Africa & the Middle East, East Coast North America & Central / South America, West Coast North America, and Australia, New Zealand & Asia.
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