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Thu Jan 21, 2021, 08:53 AM

Glastonbury 2021 officially cancelled due to Covid pandemic


Glastonbury 2021 officially cancelled due to Covid pandemic

Laura Snapes
Thu 21 Jan 2021 12.41 GMT

Glastonbury 2021 is officially cancelled, the festival’s organisers have announced.

“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,” organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said in a statement. In spite of our efforts to move heaven and 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.”

The event will not be rescheduled for this year. Information for ticketholders is available from the festival’s website. “We are very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!” the Eavises said.

The decision came down to the wire: on 4 January, Emily said there was no news and that the event wasn’t cancelled, denying claims made by Spice Girl Mel B on BBC Radio 5 Live that it was off.

Paul Reed, chair of the Association of Independent Festivals (of which Glastonbury is not a member), said he wasn’t surprised by the decision to cancel, which could have mixed ramifications for the rest of the British festival circuit.

However he stressed that Glastonbury’s size – with a capacity of 210,000 – made it an outlier. “There are 975 festivals in the UK and though some of the larger events will be making decisions this month as to whether they go ahead, for many of the smaller ones the cut-off will be later.”

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