Better known for its almost annual music festival, the sleepy Somerset town of Glastonbury is going pink.

A community LGBT picnic will be held on September 9th in Abbey Park. Organisers hope the al-fresco event will highlight the problems faced by gay people living in rural areas.

Greg Baker, one of the team behind the picnic, told The Central Somerset Gazette: “It is a first for Glastonbury and is set to be a fantastic day. We look forward to welcoming people from across the South West to join our celebration.

“With the support of our communities, we look forward to this year being a great success and making this an annual event that will grow into something bigger and even more exciting.”

The picnic will begin at noon, and people are urged to bring hampers, baskets, and whatever else they think will make the event as pink as possible.

The Intercom Trust, a south west LGBT charity, welcomed the event: “The Pink Picnic will be a different way of celebrating pride and will be a great opportunity to raise awareness of the isolation and exclusion that so many LGBT people face in the rural South West.”