Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis are setting up a “tranquil, family-friendly campsite” on the site of the much-loved festival this summer.
A website went live late last week revealing that over this year’s summer holidays, part of Worthy Farm will be transformed into Worthy Pastures. Tickets went on sale on Saturday.
Described as a chance to get “back to basics”, Worthy Pastures is offering a range of unfurnished bell tents and scout tents that are available to hire for three-, four- and five-night stays. Food traders, bars and a “village store” that will sell local produce, will all be set up on the site also.
A statement on the website, however added: “Please note that Worthy Pastures is not a party venue: there will not be any live music, sound systems will not be allowed and a noise curfew will be in place after 11pm. Instead, come for nature, fresh air, calm and tranquillity.”
The statement continues: “After what has been a challenging year for so many, we’re so pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for our crew to do what they do best, and we can’t wait to welcome our first guests back on to the farm. It will be a much-needed boost to morale all round!”
Worthy Pastures is just one part of Michael and Emily Eavis’ alternative plans for the site this summer, having been forced to cancel this year’s edition of the main event at the start of the year.
It’s hoped that a smaller two-day festival will be able to take place at the site in September. The event would stage live music from 2pm until 11pm over a Friday and Saturday. No further details have yet been confirmed, but a license application has been submitted to Mendip District Council for the event to go ahead.