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Glastonbury gets green light for two-day in-person event in September | Ents & Arts News

The organizers of the Glastonbury Festival have been granted a special license to hold a two-day event in September at Worthy Farm.

It comes after the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic that forced organizers Michael and Emily Eavis to cancel this year Glastonbury in the Somerset village for the second time in a row.

Mrs Eavis revealed on Instagram earlier this year that a request had been made to the local council to organize a family event in September, promising more information soon.

In approving the license, however, the Mendip Council applied more than 50 conditions to the event, including a ban on camping at the site.

It comes after concerns from local residents were brought to council about the proposed plans.

The license adds that all performances must take place on the site’s iconic Pyramid Stage and that there cannot be more than 49,999 people in total, including artists, teams, staff and participants.

Cllr Sam Phripp, chairman of licensing on the board, said: “Whenever a license application is considered, Mendip properly assesses the impact of an event on the local population and seeks to strike a decent balance.

“In regards to hosting a Glastonbury Festival Events Limited concert in September, we have heard concerns from residents, and those concerns are reflected in over fifty conditions that have been added to this license. We believe these are sensible actions, and match the perceived risk of the event.

“In view of COVID-19, of course, any event should be COVID-safe, and Mendip will work with other organizations and organizers to ensure …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-19 12:48:00