Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Glastonbury 2013: pulled from Worthing screen

News from the Evening Argus:

Worthing's answer to Glastonbury...
Hang about, what now? Worthing has an answer to Glastonbury?

It turns out that this 'answer' consists of showing bits of Glastonbury on a big screen, which isn't so much an answer as a capitulation. But they were going to charge - yes, to watch television on a beach - so they had learned something from Cashtonbury.

Now, though, it's not going to happen:
Worthing's answer to Glastonbury has been cancelled at the 11th hour due to safety fears.
Attempts to find a solution - cutting the number of marks from 500 to 350, trying to persuade the council to let them create an extra exit by taking down a fence panel - have foundered.

The good news, though, is that people from Worthing can still watch Glastonbury on televisions all over the place this weekend. Just not out of doors.