Glastonbury Festival have today announced a global livestream event to take place on Saturday 22 May.
The event will require tickets in order to raise funds for Glastonbury’s main charitable partners: Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid.
The event will be hosted exclusively from the familiar location of Worthy Farm in Somerset in what promises to be a special event as it is a first in Glastonbury’s history.
Performers include Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and Wolf Alice.
The five-hour show will broadcast across many time zones as fans can join from anywhere in the world. There will be many surprise guests that will go unannounced.
A limited-edition poster will also be an option when purchasing tickets to give aid to Stagehand- the live production charity. This will help stage crew members who have been financially impacted under the government throughout the pandemic.
In regards to the gender representation debate with festivals, co-organiser of Glastonbury, Emily Eavis spoke to The Guardian. “We’ve managed to do it with our live stream, it’s not actually that hard”.
“I’m not targeting any particular festivals here, but if you book with gender equality in the back of the mind, you can actually design a lineup that works for men and women… it’s not rocket science”.
Oxfam, the first chosen charity, is a global movement working to tackle inequality and poverty.
Greenpeace tackles climate change, environmental abuse is researched and exposed to find solutions and educate others on the severity and well-being of all.
WaterAid is another charity trying to overcome poverty and injustice. A five pound donation helps provide clean water to a household in Southern Africa. Ten pound helps to buy a hygiene kit with basic necessities to survive from soap to sanitary pads.
When purchasing tickets, buyers will be given the option to make a donation of either two, five or ten pounds.
Tickets are available via: https://glastonburylivestream.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options
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