Glastonbury makes application to stage concert at Worthy Farm in September

Tom Horton, PA
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The organiser of Glastonbury has said she hopes to stage a concert at the site of the festival in September.

It was announced in January that the festival had been cancelled for a second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Emily Eavis said in a post on Instagram that an application has been made to put on a concert at Worthy Farm.

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“For those asking for an update on our plans later this year, we have put an application in for a licence for a concert at the farm in September (around the time we’d usually do Pilton Party),” she wrote.

“Of course, we’ve no idea yet whether we’ll able to do that, but we wanted to get the application in to be in with a chance.

“Unlikely we’ll have any news for a couple of months – but will let you know right here when we do.”

Glastonbury Festival 2016 – Day 1
Emily Eavis (Yui Mok/PA)

Pilton Party is Glastonbury’s annual fundraising gig for workers at the festival and locals.

Eavis, who organises the festival with her father Michael, said an application has also been made to host “family-friendly” camping at the farm over the summer.

“Again, it’s not definite that it’ll go ahead but needed to set the early wheels in motion now,” she said.

“It’s so good to dream up plans and hope that some of these things could potentially happen later this year…”

Glastonbury was sold out for 2021 because so few people had asked for a refund from 2020, when headliners Sir Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar were all due to perform.