Glastonbury Festival

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    Video caption: Glastonbury: The community spirit behind the festival town

    With 2020's Glastonbury festival cancelled, what better time to take a look at the real Glastonbury town the festival takes its name from.

  2. Glastonbury Festival broadcast plans to be announced

    Glastonbury Festival's Emily Eavis has announced some news on broadcast plans for the event will be revealed next week.

    We can't wait...

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  3. Glastonbury Festival donates 'souvenir fudge' to key workers and food banks

    Glastonbury on Sea fudge

    Glastonbury Festival is giving away all of the souvenir fudge which would have been sold at this year's festival to food banks, food deliveries for the elderly, key workers and family shelters.

    Michael and Emily Eavis explained that cancelling this year’s event due to the coronavirus pandemic was their "only viable option".

    Glastonbury on Sea pier at night
  4. Glastonbury Festival tote bags given to NHS staff

    Emily Eavis is donating cotton bags from the Glastonbury Festival to hospitals and NHS workers in need.

    The bags will be used to place worn scrubs into before they are washed to help avoid cross contamination.

    Emily tweeted that they were sending the bags to “as many hospitals as we can”.

    The idea came from fashion journalist Gemma Cartwright who posted a Twitter plea for cotton tote bags for an NHS worker who needed them to put her scrubs in rather than putting them straight into the wash with clothing from the rest of her house.

    A Glastonbury fan Tweeted Emily to ask if there were any “Kicking about” after the cancellation of this year’s 50th anniversary event.

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  5. Traders 'may not survive' after Glastonbury axed

    Traders and charities who support the Glastonbury Festival say they could "struggle to survive" after the event was cancelled due to coronavirus.

    On Tuesday it was announced the festival was being postponed because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

    About 200,000 ticket holders and workers attend the festival, providing an annual boost to the local economy.

    Businesses, charities and community groups now face a significant loss of income.

    Liz Hollinghurst has worked at Glastonbury for several years, and says the surrounding area faces a "scary" time.

    Glastonbury Festival
    Image caption: The Glastonbury Festival brings 200,000 people to Worthy Farm in Somerset