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September gig at Glastonbury is cancelled

THE concert planned for September on the site of the Glastonbury Festival – which was due to attract up to 50,000 people – has been called off.

Emily Eavis, who runs the Pilton event with father Michael, said: “We’ve decided not to go ahead with the September gig idea for a number of reasons.”

Instead, she said, organisers would be focussing on Worthy Pastures, the family-friendly campsite at Worthy Farm, which opens on Friday.

Worthy Pastures opens the Eavis’ Pilton farmland to campers, who can book pre-erected tents for stays between three days and a week, from July 23 until August 31.

It is billed as being an opportunity to sample the site in this way ‘for one year only’.

Attractions on offer include the chance to tour the festival site – with no revellers in attendance – as well as enjoy selected food and drink stalls.

Activities will also be on offer to visitors, including the opening of the Kidzfield pink castle and Greenpeace ship play areas for youngsters.

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