Glastonbury Festival Cancels 2021 Event Due to COVID-19, Organizers Issue Statement


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Organizers of England’s Glastonbury Festival, the long-running and esteemed mega-fest, officially announced on Thursday that there will be no event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision comes after the 2020 event was cancelled for the same reason, as too much uncertainty regarding the safety of in-person concerts — let alone music festivals of massive scope and scale — persists at this time.

The statement from organizers, which also includes detailed instructions about refunds for those who had put down good-faith payments for a 2021 event:

With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and that this will be another enforced fallow year for us.

In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down.

As with last year, we would like to offer all those who secured a ticket in October 2019 the opportunity to roll their £50 deposit over to next year, and guarantee the chance to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2022. We are very appreciative of the faith and trust placed in us by those of you with deposits, and we are very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!

We thank you for your incredible continued support and let’s look forward to better times ahead.

With love,

Michael & Emily

The original June 2020 Glastonbury Festival was supposed to be a big 50th anniversary celebration and host acts including Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Thom Yorke and many more.


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