There will be no bands, no sound systems and a noise curfew will come into force at 11pm. Glastonbury’s 2021 summer offering will be very different to normal years.
Because of Covid, Michael and Emily Eavis are not staging their usual world-shaking festival but instead setting up what they call a “tranquil, family-friendly campsite” at their Somerset farm.
On Thursday, a website went live announcing that over the summer holidays, part of Worthy Farm will be transformed into Worthy Pastures, with tickets going on sale at 10am on Saturday.
It is being billed as a chance to get “back to basics” with a range of unfurnished bell tents and scout tents available to hire for three-, four- and five-night stays.
There will be food traders, bars and a “village store” selling local produce and freshly baked bread.
People will be able to enjoy picnics in front of the iconic pyramid stage and watch the sun rise and set at the stone circle.
For the first time since 2019 the dairy cow herd at Worthy Farm will have company this summer. Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian
But in a statement the festival said: “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…