“Broadcasting plans” in the pipeline for cancelled Glastonbury 2020

Organiser Emily Eavis hints at “a lot of gems” to be unearthed from the Glastonbury vault.

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Festival organiser Emily Eavis has hinted at “broadcast plans” in the pipeline, taking the place of this year’s cancelled Glastonbury Festival – which was mean to happen between 24 and 28 June. Taking to social media, she shared that an announcement with “all the details” is set to arrive next week.

Yesterday (21 May), Eavis issued a statement in response to numerous queries she received about “broadcast plans” to happen in lieu of this year’s in-person event. She wrote: “For everyone asking about our broadcast plans for what would have been the festival weekend, an announcement is coming next week with all the details.”

She hinted that these plans would somehow involve archival content, saying, “There’s going to be a lot of gems unearthed from the Glastonbury vault!” See the full post below:

In March, Glastonbury organisers Emily and Michael Eavis broke the difficult news to concert-goers that the long-standing festival – which would have celebrated its 50th year – wouldn’t be happening in 2020 due to COVID-19.

“Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option,” a joint statement from Michael and Emily Eavis reads.

While ticket purchasers were given the option to roll over their festival passes to next year’s event, it’s still not known whether the festival’s core lineup – which would have included Paul McCartney, Thundercat and Thom Yorke – is to change between now and 2021.

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