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UPDATE: Now Glastonbury gets a near £1m arts fund boost

THERE was more good news concerning the Glastonbury Festival with the announcement that it will receive £900,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund, set up by the Government to ease the effects of the pandemic.

Festival organisers Emily and Michael Eavis said the money would “make a huge difference in helping to secure our future”.

Emily told told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday that the event had “suffered huge losses” in the past year.

The Eavis family have just released details of a “spectacular” new event from Worthy Farm which will be live-streamed on May 22.

The five-hour spectacular will feature performances from a host of artists including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice and DJ Honey Dijon. There will also be a number of unannounced surprise performances.

Tickets are on sale now from priced at £20.

There will also be a number of timed streams available to accommodate audiences across the world.

Emily Eavis said: “After two Glastonbury cancellations, it brings us great pleasure to announce our first online livestream, which will present live music performances filmed across Worthy Farm at landmarks including the Pyramid and, for the first time ever, the Stone Circle.

“It will feature a rolling cast of artists and performers who have all given us enormous support by agreeing to take part in this event, showing the farm as you have never seen it.

“There will also be some very special guest appearances and collaborations.

“We are hoping this will bring a bit of Glastonbury to your homes and that for one night only people all over the world will be able to join us on this journey through the farm together!”

You can watch the trailer for the event HERE.

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