Organisers say the matches could potentially clash with headline sets
The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have confirmed that Euro 2016 football matches will not be screened on site at Worthy Farm.
Euro 2016 kicks off on June 10 and runs until July 10, with England, Wales and Northern Ireland all competing. Beginning on June 22, this year’s Glastonbury falls roughly in the middle of the soccer competition.
Glastonbury’s organisers wrote in a post on the festival’s website: “With this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France fast approaching, we have being asked about our plans for screening any matches during the Festival. With the kick-off times of the tournament potentially clashing with headline sets, the decision has been taken that no matches from the tournament will be shown at Glastonbury this year.”
They added: “We’d like to take this opportunity to wish the home nations all the best at Euro 2016, and we very much hope they will still be involved in the tournament once the Festival is over for another year.”
Although Glastonbury will not be showing Euro 2016 matches, Isle Of Wight Festival has confirmed that it will screen England’s match against Russia on June 11 in its Field of Dreams area. London’s Field Day has also confirmed that it will be screening the June 11 England match on site at Victoria Park.