Glastonbury has been granted a licence to host a live event on their festival site this year

It follows rumours there may be a two day event this September.

Glastonbury has been granted a licence to host a live event on their festival site with an audience this year.

The news follows reports there may be some form of limited festival this September, after an application to hold two days of live shows in 2021 was submitted.

The approval comes alongside a list of 50 conditions, including that any live music performance must take place on the festival’s Pyramid Stage, with a maximum capacity of 49,999 people on site, and no camping allowed.

It also can’t be held in years where the traditional Glastonbury Festival takes place, and the affiliated Pilton Party – put on to thank local residents – cannot take place within 30 days.

Councillor Sam Phripp, who is chair of licensing at the council, said: “Whenever a licence application is considered, Mendip rightly assesses the impact of an event on local people and seeks to find a decent balance.

“With regard to Glastonbury Festival Events Limited holding a concert in September, we’ve heard concerns from residents, and those concerns are reflected in more than 50 conditions that have been added to this licence. We believe they’re sensible measures, and match the perceived risk of the event.

“With a view to Covid-19, of course, any event would have to be Covid-safe, and Mendip will work with other organisations and the organisers to make sure that’s the case.”

Glastonbury is set to broadcast a special livestream this coming weekend from their festival site, featuring the likes of Haim, Idles and Wolf Alice.

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