A U.K. man took his disappointment over the cancelation of Glastonbury and turned it into art. From his quarantine in Warrington, England, Adam Hardman assembled a LEGO model of the popular British festival in his backyard.
Glastonbury was set to take place on June 24th—28th in Pilton, Somerset, and draw over 200,000 attendees from across the globe. When it was canceled back in March, just days after a high-profile lineup announcement, Glastonbury marked the first wave of mega-festivals to announce postponements due to COVID-19, joining Coachella and Bonnaroo.
The nearly-half-hour video of the LEGO Glastonbury finds a fenced-in area in Hardman’s backyard filled with little block fans, holding flags from their respective home countries. The figures are gathered around a cardboard diorama of the festival’s iconic Pyramid Stage, which is also filled with LEGO performers. Featuring an array of lights scattered around the “stage”, a smoke machine, pyrotechnics, and even security guards in the pit between the stage and the crowd, the LEGO Glastonbury is pretty accurate. Meanwhile, an iPad behind the performers onstage plays clips from past Glastonbury shows from Beyoncé, Gorillaz, Arctic Monkeys, Dolly Parton, Coldplay, and more.
Hardman, who was hoping to make this his third year at Glastonbury, told the Warrington Guardian, “It’s just been one thing after another recently, and I just thought that if someone watches this and smiles then we’ve achieved something.”
Watch Adam Hardman’s LEGO recreation of Glastonbury.
[Video: Adam Hardman]
As quarantines and concert cancellations continue on because of coronavirus, it appears that projects like Hardman’s will be the closest fans will get to live music for some time. While some countries are shopping innovative ideas to get fans back in the stands, the indefinite hiatus lingers on even while places like Missouri try to reopen live events before scientists agree it is safe to do so. Keep tabs on the ever-developing situation surrounding live events with the Live For Live Music concert cancellation tracker.