Glastonbury given licence for ‘small’ September festival

By MediaMonkey

May 19, 2021
Something is cooking in the fields of Worthy Farm… well apart from the camping and the online festival. Somerset County Gazette reports how Glastonbury applied to the council to run two days of live events later this year 2021, confirming an application Emily Eavis has been talking about for ‘Equinox’…
 
…and its been issued!
 
There’s over fifty conditions on such a mini festival, such as restricting music to the Pyramid Stage, reducing capacity size to fifty thousand and that includes support staff, but yes, Glastonbury can run a mini festival in September as they hoped they would.
 
“With regard to Glastonbury Festival Events Limited holding a concert in September,” licensing chair Sam Phripp said, “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.
 
“With a view to Covid-19, of course, 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.”

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