2020 is the Year for Celebrations!


Glow is celebrating its 20th year in 2020, and we’re delighted to share our twentieth with some other pretty cool anniversaries and events. Here’s our top 4: 

  1. Glastonbury enjoys its golden jubilee in June (24th to 28th) and headlining is Sir Paul McCartney. Co-organiser, Emily Eavis said “There really was no-one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary”. Also joining the lineup is the legend Diana Ross who will return for a once-in-a-lifetime performance in the legendary Sunday teatime slot. She’ll be sure to bring some sparkle and glamour to mark the Festival’s 50th anniversary.

  2. Hot on the heels of Glastonbury and music themed, 2020 also sees the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.  The Southbank Centre is hosting an event – June 28th – to mark the composer who penned the four most recognisable notes in the history of music.  Featuring artists including Vladimir JurowskiEsa-Pekka Salonen, Vasily Petrenko, Edward Gardner, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vilde Frang and Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Marin Alsop. legacy. 

  3. On 16th September 2020, the Mayflower 400th anniversary will take place. The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower ship from the UK to the ‘New World’ of America.The anniversary will commemorate the legacy of the passengers and crew who undertook the epic journey inspired by an unquenchable desire for freedom; and for whom the voyage promised newfound liberty. A commemorative year of events and exhibitions around the destinations central to the Mayflower story, will mark the 400th anniversary of the 1620 journey undertaken by 102 passengers and crew to the ‘new world’ of America. To mark the day the ship set sail, a major four nations public ceremony will take place in  Plymouth on 16 September, 2020. 

  4. Remember Live Aid? If you do, I’m sure you’ll remember where you were too 😉, well 2020 is taking this to another level with Global Goal Live on September 26th 2020…Ten hours. Five continents. Talent that ranges from  Metallica to Lizzo, Miley Cyrus and Muse. 2020’s  Global Citizen  Festival has it all. Following a year-long initiative dubbed  Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream, the seven-year-old philanthropic organisation is primed to stream performances by top talent around the world. In partnership with global CEO advisory firm Teneo, Global Citizen is launching a year-long campaign to galvanize citizens to put an end to extreme poverty, climate change and reduce inequality by 2030 — an initiative titled Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 

So, get strapped in, 2020 is going to be magnificent! And team Glow can’t wait to get enjoy the ride 😊  

#20in20 #20anniversaries #mayflower400 #beethoven250 #globalgoallive #glastonbury50  

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