THE director of a livestreamed concert hosted by the organisers of Glastonbury Festival has won a BAFTA Craft Award for his role in the five-hour production. 

Live at Worthy Farm became Glastonbury's first-ever online livestream in May last year with the aim of bringing "a bit of Glastonbury to your homes" following consecutive festival cancellations.

The concert took place at Worthy Farm landmarks including the Pyramid Stage and the Stone Circle and featured Coldplay, George Ezra, Idles, Haim, and Wolf Alice among its line-up. 

The show was directed by Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale and was co-produced by livestream specialists Driift and BBC Studios Productions. 

Last night, Dugdale won the BAFTA TV Craft Award for Director: Multi-Camera

After winning the award, Dugdale said: "I film mostly live music and so to do Glastonbury is like the holy grail.

"I really kind of share this award with the producer Amy James, who is totally amazing.

"If you need to get a black Cadillac out of a warehouse when the keys are in London and you're in Somerset, she's the person to go to, so thank you so much. 

"My father really loved Glastonbury. This is for him." 

He also thanked festival co-organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, Nick Dewey, Driift, the BBC, and the artists and crew who made the concert possible. 

He was congratulated on Twitter by Emily Eavis, who said: "Incredible news on Paul Dugdale winning a BAFTA for Live At Worthy Farm. So well deserved."

Paul Jones, who reviewed Live at Worthy Farm for the County Gazette, wrote: "It was a stunning piece of film making, featuring some stunning performances, and will hopefully help secure the future of the event we hold so dear.

"So the ambition has to be applauded, and the achievement respected, because you can't achieve the impossible - but this is about as close as you will ever get."

However, some music fans experienced technical problems while trying to access the livestream due to an 'invalid code' message, leading to Driift tweeting an open-access link. 

Glastonbury Festival is set to return to Worthy Farm this year after two years away due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Around 210,000 people are expected to attend the event near Pilton between June 22 and June 26. 

In October, Billie Eilish was confirmed as the Friday night Pyramid Stage headliner, which will make her the youngest-ever solo artist to top the bill.

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney will headline the festival for the second time in his career on the Saturday night, while American rapper Kendrick Lamar will bring Glastonbury to a close on the Sunday.  

Somerset County Gazette: George Ezra was on the bill. Picture: Glastonbury presents Live at Worthy Farm, PA MediaGeorge Ezra was on the bill. Picture: Glastonbury presents Live at Worthy Farm, PA Media

Other notable acts on the full line-up include Diana Ross, Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Pet Shop Boys, Sam Fender, Sigrid, Charli XCX, and Doja Cat.

Area line-ups are being announced on a weekly basis, with the Field of Avalon and Silver Hayes' artists confirmed in the last fortnight.