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Party like it’s 2019! Baby Glastonbury to go ahead in September

One-day extravaganza to hit Worthy Farm

Grab your wellies, shades, and poncho, because you shall go to the Glasto ball!

While the five-day extravaganza that usually falls in June over Wednesday to Friday has been axed for 2021, there will be an event on the site this September.

The one-day rave, coined Equinox, will see 50,000 people flock to the infamous Worthy Farm near Stonehenge for a festival that is the first of its kind.

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Baby Glasto has been given its green light by the local Mendip council, although they have laid out a set of rules that might pop the party bubble.

In particular, there is to be no overnight camping and all performances must be localised to the Pyramid Stage rather than the eclectic locations usually on offer such as The Park Stage, John Peel Stage, the Glade, Left Field, the Other Stage and the Acoustic Stage.

Chatting about the autumn spectacular, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said it will be a larger version of the Pilton Party, which is the annual fundraising gig for villagers, workers and local people (that also gets its own line-up, with Supergrass last headlining in 2019).

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Emily told NME: “We do that every September, but it will just be bigger, and the public can come down. We’ll call it Equinox. We’ve got a licence hearing and we’re working with the authorities to see what we can do, but it’s just one step at a time, really.”

If you can’t wait that long, or the travel seems too epic for just one day, then why not tap into Glasto’s online offering – taking place today.  

Their virtual celebrations come in the guise of a five-hour global stream concert, Live at Worthy Farm, airing from 7pm onwards in the UK.

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You’ll be able to kick back on the sofa (and avoid the Portaloos!) while soaking up the sounds of Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, George Ezra, PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker and more.

There will also the opportunity to escape the return of rat-race this summer with their family-friendly event Worthy Pastures over July and August that invites you to ‘get back to basics in nature’ with music-free camping that salutes picnics, bike rides and relishing the surroundings.

For more info, click here: Glastonbury Festivals.

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