The Glastonbury World Cup 2010

May 21, 2010

Last year, the inaugural Glastonbury World Cup football match took place in the Pyramid field on the Thursday of the Festival. The teams were made up from users of the forums, with the England team beating the Rest of the World team 9-3, and Michael Eavis presenting the trophy to the winning captain. Donations were encouraged for WaterAid and the event raised an impressive £3,000.

After the success of the first year, eFestivals has decided to organise another match. We’re therefore pleased to announce that this year’s Glastonbury World Cup will take place in the Pyramid Field at 1pm on Thursday June 24th. The two teams have already been selected, but the organisers are very much hoping that Festival-goers will head over there to watch the match.

There will be pre and post match entertainment from acts including Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs and The Supernovas, and Michael Eavis will once again present the trophy to the winning team, at around 3pm.

Michael has challenged the organisers to raise £6,000 towards WaterAid‘s amazing work addressing the global sanitation and water crisis. If you’d like to donate to this very worthy cause, there’s a Glastonbury World Cup online donation page at Please give generously.

While we’re on the subject of the World Cup, a reminder that the real England team’s final group game, against Slovenia on the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd June, will be shown on the Pyramid Stage screens. Should England progress to the knock-out stages, their last 16 game (on the Saturday or Sunday of Glastonbury), will also be shown at the Festival – although not on the Pyramid screens.

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