Plans for the limited capacity concert have been scrapped for a “number of reasons”.
Glastonbury Festival organisers were due to hold a smaller one-day event at Worthy Farm this autumn. However, Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis has this week (21 July) confirmed that the limited capacity event, entitled Equiknoxx, will no longer be going ahead. The gig was due to take place this September, however further details surrounding its line-up and ticketing options had yet to be revealed.
In a new Instagram post, Eavis writes: “We’ve decided not to go ahead with the September gig idea for a number of reasons.” She adds that the Glastonbury team were instead putting “all of our energy” into a family campsite experience called Worthy Pastures that’s due to open in the coming days.
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The festival had previously obtained a license for a one-off event at Worthy Farm. The license allowed for up to 50,000 attendees but no overnight camping. Prior to that, festival founder Micheal Eavis had revealed to LBC that he was considering holding a smaller event in September around the anniversary date of “when we started, which was the 18 September 1970.” His comments followed the news of Glastonbury 2021’s cancellation.
In May, Glastonbury debuted its ticketed, on-site livestream show Live at Worthy Farm. It featured performances from former Crack Magazine cover stars such as IDLES, Jorja Smith and Kano, as well a set from Honey Dijon and a debut performance from The Smile – a new group formed by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner. Many of the show’s highlights were later broadcast by the BBC.