Glastonbury organisers have cancelled their festival for a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement shared on social media, the festivals main organisers explained that despite their best efforts, the highly anticipated music event would not be able to go ahead.
They also confirmed that tickets for this year’s festival will roll over to next year, when it hopes to return.
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. Tickets for this year will roll over to next year. Full statement below and on our website. Michael & Emily pic.twitter.com/SlNdwA2tHd
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) January 21, 2021
The statement by Michael and Emily Eavis reads: “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.”
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“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.”
A line up had yet to be confirmed, but major acts including Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross, and Paul McCartney were announced for the cancelled 2020 festival.