Glastonbury 2021 isn’t happening

In a statement released to social media today, Glastonbury Festival bosses Michael & Emily Eavis have announced that the beloved event will once again miss a year.

“With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place” begins the statement, with the Eavis’ later noting that “this will be another enforced fallow year”.

The announcement comes just a couple of weeks after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the United Kingdom’s third national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Glastonbury’s cancellation comes at a time of great turbulence within the music and events industries, with no one really knowing when large-scale events such as Glastonbury Festival will be allowed to once again take place.

Positively, however, the Glasto bosses are giving customers who secured their deposit in 2019 the opportuntiy to roll that deposit over to next year, for a guaranteed opportuntiy to purchase a ticket for the festival’s planned 2022 event.

Hopefully in 2022 we can return to Worthy Farm!

Let’s take a second to look back on what it felt like to be part of an actual audience (and try not to cry):

Photo: Annie Spratt

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