Glastonbury festival canceled for a second year due to pandemic!
After being forced to cancel what would have been the 50th anniversary of the UK’s most famous festival Glastonbury in 2020, promoters of the iconic event, Emily and Michael Eavis, today announced that even 2021’s edition will not take place.
“With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury festival is canceled, 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. We thank you for your incredible continued support and let’s look forward to better times ahead!” states organizers.
Glastonbury festival was set to take place from Wednesday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 27th, 2021. Fans will be able to roll their £50 deposit over to next year, and guarantee the chance to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2022. The remaining balance will have to be paid in April 2022. The refund option is also available, up until December 31st, 2021, without a cancellation fee. All informations can be found on festival’s official website www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.
With deposits being rolled over, the 2022 edition of Glastonbury festival is already sold out. However, any tickets for which the deposit is refunded or the balance is not paid, will be made available in a resale in April 2022.
“The news that the UK has lost the Glastonbury festival for a second year running is devastating. We have repeatedly called for Ministers to act to protect our world-renowned festivals like this one with a Government-backed insurance scheme. Our plea fell on deaf ears and now the chickens have come home to roost. The jewel in the crown will be absent but surely the Government cannot ignore the message any longer, it must act now to save this vibrant and vital festivals sector,” says chair of the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Julian Knight MP.
“The Government must recognize the impact of the negligible levels of support given to the festival and events sector, and work through a solution that will safeguard the sector, and allow the 2021 festival and events season to take place across the UK,” adds CEO of the UK’s Night Time Industries Association, Michael Kill.