Glastonbury Festival awarded £900,000 in latest round of Arts Council England grants

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  • More than 2,700 cultural organisations, including Camden Roundhouse and Boomtown Fair Festival, received a combined share of £400m.
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  • Glastonbury Festival has received £900,000 in the latest round of grants from Arts Council England. The five-day event was awarded funds alongside more than 2,700 other organisations as part of the UK government's £1.57bn culture recovery fund. The grant shared in this round totalled £400m. In a statement to the press, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said: "We're extremely grateful to be offered a significant award from the Culture Recovery Fund. After losing millions from the cancellation of our last two Festivals, this grant will make a huge difference in helping to secure our future." Other music festivals awarded funding include Boomtown Fair, which received £990,000, Brixton Disco, Nozstock , Noisily, and Highest Point. Performing arts venue Camden Roundhouse was awarded £1.5m. Click here for the full list of successful applicants. Glastonbury's 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, organisers planned a five-hour livestream concert in May to help raise funds. Visit the official website to find out more information. Arts Council England awarded Resident Advisor £750,000 in the first round of culture recovery grants last October.