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Glastonbury Is Throwing A One-Day Festival In September

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Glastonbury Is Throwing A One-Day Festival In September

Glastonbury fans, all is not lost. A licence for a one-day music event at the festival site in September has been approved - which means we could be getting a taste of Glastonbury after all.

The licence for the one-day event - called Equinox - has been approved by Mendip council. Equinox will be able to hold up to 50,000 visitors, for the day only, with overnight camping prohibited. Meanwhile, any live music shows must take place on the Pyramid Stage.

A licence for a one-day music event at the festival site in September has been approved (Credit: PA)
A licence for a one-day music event at the festival site in September has been approved (Credit: PA)

Chair of licensing Sam Phripp explained: "Whenever a licence application is considered, Mendip rightly assesses the impact of an event on local people and seeks to find a decent balance.

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"With regard to Glastonbury Festival Events Limited holding a concert in September, we've heard concerns from residents, and those concerns are reflected in more than 50 conditions that have been added to this licence.

"We believe they're sensible measures, and match the perceived risk of the event. Any event would have to be Covid-safe, and Mendip will work with other organisations and the organisers to make sure that's the case."

The event will be called Equinox (Credit: PA)
The event will be called Equinox (Credit: PA)

Meanwhile, speaking to NME, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis described the one-day event as a larger scale version of the festival's Pilton Party.

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Pilton Party is an annual 'thank you' fundraising gig set up for locals. "We do that every September, but it will just be bigger and the public can come down," she said.

"We'll call it Equinox if we do it. 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."

Emily Eavis described the one-day event as a larger scale version of the festival's Pilton Party (Credit: PA)
Emily Eavis described the one-day event as a larger scale version of the festival's Pilton Party (Credit: PA)

Meanwhile, this weekend, on Saturday 22nd May, a five-hour global event called Live at Worthy Farm will air from 7pm, featuring live performances from the likes of Coldplay, Haim, George Ezra, Jorja Smith, Kano and more.

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Tickets are not currently on sale for Equinox, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear more!

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Topics: Music

Lucy Devine
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