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Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have had a license application approved to stage a 50,000-capacity event on the festival’s ground this September.

The two-day concert will take place on the festival’s iconic Pyramid Stage, with Mendip District Council granting the license on more than 50 conditions. Among those conditions are no camping and the stipulation that the site can host no more than 49,999 people, including staff, performers and crew.

Glastonbury is yet to confirm further details of what the event might entail, and it is still unclear whether events of such size will be able to go ahead in September as the UK continues to emerge from its most recent COVID-19 lockdown.

Glastonbury’s Worthy Farm site will also this summer host a family-friendly campsite, with no music, as well as a ticketed live-streamed event, Live At Worthy Farm, which airs online this weekend.

This year’s main Glastonbury festival was cancelled earlier this year, due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic.

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