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Glastonbury axes mini Equinox event

Glastonbury’s Equinox mini-festival will no longer go ahead, with co-founder Emily Eavis blaming the cancellation on ‘a number of reasons’




Equinox was announced after organisers were forced to axe Glastonbury for the second year in a row   Credit: Associated Press

Organisers of Glastonbury festival have scrapped plans for Equinox, a limited-capacity mini-festival, which was due to take place in September.

The Eavis family were granted a license for the one-day event by Mendip District Council earlier this year, who set out 50 conditions that would need to be met in order for it go ahead.

Equinox, described by Eavis as a ‘scaled-up version’ of the Pilton Party - a private fundraising event thrown by Glastonbury each year to thank the local community - was announced earlier this year after the Eavis family were forced to axe the main festival for the second year in a row.

Its cancellation was confirmed by Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the event in an Instagram post.

“We’ve decided not to go ahead with the September gig for a number of reasons,” she said.

In May, Eavis told The Guardian that the line-up had already been booked and that they were waiting for government scientists to greenlight ticket sales.

It’s unclear as to why the festival is no longer going ahead, however, earlier this year, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) reported that 51% of UK festivals had pulled their 2021 events due to uncertainty over the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as lack of government-backed COVID-19 cancellation insurance.

Instead, the site, which has hosted artists such as David Bowie, Jay Z, Melanie, Radiohead, Pulp, Miley Cyrus, Haim, and Biffy Clyro, will be transformed into a family campsite.

“We’re all putting all of our energy into the campsite for now,” Eavis said

Opening in late July, the campsite will have an 11pm noise curfew and, instead of live music, will offer food stalls, bars and a village shop selling freshly baked bread and local produce.


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Glastonbury axes mini Equinox event

Glastonbury’s Equinox mini-festival will no longer go ahead, with co-founder Emily Eavis blaming the cancellation on ‘a number of reasons’




Equinox was announced after organisers were forced to axe Glastonbury for the second year in a row   Credit: Associated Press

Organisers of Glastonbury festival have scrapped plans for Equinox, a limited-capacity mini-festival, which was due to take place in September.

The Eavis family were granted a license for the one-day event by Mendip District Council earlier this year, who set out 50 conditions that would need to be met in order for it go ahead.

Equinox, described by Eavis as a ‘scaled-up version’ of the Pilton Party - a private fundraising event thrown by Glastonbury each year to thank the local community - was announced earlier this year after the Eavis family were forced to axe the main festival for the second year in a row.

Its cancellation was confirmed by Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the event in an Instagram post.

“We’ve decided not to go ahead with the September gig for a number of reasons,” she said.

In May, Eavis told The Guardian that the line-up had already been booked and that they were waiting for government scientists to greenlight ticket sales.

It’s unclear as to why the festival is no longer going ahead, however, earlier this year, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) reported that 51% of UK festivals had pulled their 2021 events due to uncertainty over the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as lack of government-backed COVID-19 cancellation insurance.

Instead, the site, which has hosted artists such as David Bowie, Jay Z, Melanie, Radiohead, Pulp, Miley Cyrus, Haim, and Biffy Clyro, will be transformed into a family campsite.

“We’re all putting all of our energy into the campsite for now,” Eavis said

Opening in late July, the campsite will have an 11pm noise curfew and, instead of live music, will offer food stalls, bars and a village shop selling freshly baked bread and local produce.


 
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