The Pyramid Stage is a skeleton, and the fields are unfilled – yet Glastonbury will go on Saturday night, with an oddball live-stream show.
Coldplay, Jorja Smith, George Ezra and Kano are good to go to play in the five-hour occasion, which coordinators say will “help to get the celebration’s return in 2022” following two years of Coronavirus authorized scratch-offs.
“We’re so energized,” says Alana Haim of LA rock threesome Haim, who flew over uncommonly to play the show.
“I’ll play to anything,” she tells the BBC. “I’ll play to vehicles, I’ll play to cows. We’re a live band – I simply need to play.”
Charged as “one ceaseless wild evening” at Somerset’s Commendable Ranch, the live-streamed show will string together melodic exhibitions and portrayal by Jarvis Cocker, PJ Harvey, George The Writer and Glastonbury coordinator Michael Eavis.
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Glastonbury coordinator Emily Eavis says the new pursuits are a method of recovering the £5 million misfortune the celebration caused in the wake of dropping in 2020.
“We’re clearly not going to get that back,” she says, however the live-stream specifically is “a method of offering work to individuals who’ve been battling absurd year“.
“It seems like [it will be] a truly essential piece of our set of experiences – making it back after Coronavirus,” she says.
“It will be glad when we return, however this film will truly catch a remarkable time in our set of experiences.”