Glastonbury has confirmed it will screen the Women’s Football World Cup quarter-final match during this year’s festival.
The news came after England player Georgia Stanway tweeted the festival yesterday (June 24) to ask if organisers were planning to broadcast the game to revellers.
— Georgia Stanway (@StanwayGeorgia) June 24, 2019
Stanway, who also plays as a forward for Manchester City, made the request on behalf of her brother, JP, who will be at Worthy Farm when the match happens on Thursday (June 27).
The game kicks-off at 8pm and will be shown at West Holts stage, Glastonbury festival confirmed.
We are delighted to be able to announce that – of course! – we’ll be screening The @Lionesses’ Women's World Cup quarter-final against Norway on Thursday, on the West Holts Stage’s big screens. Kick-off is 8pm (@StanwayGeorgia, we’ll look out for your brother!) #TheLionesses pic.twitter.com/8jnVYVbjm2
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) June 25, 2019
In the announcement, the festival said it would “look out” for Stanway’s brother.
Twitter users were quick to highlight Stanway’s request, with some praising it as “brilliant” and saying: “It’s coming home!!! #Lionesses”
It's coming home!!! #Lionesses
— David C (@DavidC_Irish) June 24, 2019
Others on social media remarked, lightly, that previous Men’s Football World Cup games were not shown, including ones in the 2014 competition.
They didn’t show the 2014 men’s World Cup there. I think everyone realised it wasn’t worth it after the outcome in 2010!
— Stuart Veck (@stuartveck) June 24, 2019
If you’re heading to this year’s festival, be sure to check out our full line-up and stages planner here.