Glastonbury receives £900,000 in recovery grants
UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced that nearly £400 million in grants and loans will be made available to over 2,700 organizations to help the culture and heritage sector reopen and recover.

It brings the government`s total investment from the Culture Recovery Fund to more than £1.2 billion, spread across over 5,000 individual cultural and heritage organizations and sites.

Glastonbury Festival will receive £900,000 to help it continue in 2021, with two smaller events this year, and to carry it through to 2022. Next month, a livestream will be held to raise funds for the festival.

Michael and Emily Eavis of Glastonbury Festivals stated: "We are overjoyed to have been offered a significant award from the Culture Recovery Fund. After losing millions due to the cancellation of our last two Festivals, this grant will make a significant difference in securing our future."

The latest round of Arts Council England funding continues to support comedy clubs, music venues, and multi-purpose stages. Komedia, a Brighton venue that normally hosts over 700 events per year, will receive £123,500 to resume socially-distanced music, comedy, and theatre performances.