Sorry to disappoint, but Glastonbury has been cancelled for the second year in a row, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as confirmed by the festival organiser, Emily Eavis.
— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) January 21, 2021
This year’s festival was expected to take place between 23rd and 27th June, but the huge amount of resources necessary to organise such an event could not be spared due to the current situation.
Eavis shared, ‘With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and this will be another enforced fallow year. 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.’
Naturally, anyone who paid deposits for the festivals can roll them over for 2022. 2020 also halted Gasto’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and Diana Ross were expected to headline the festival, which takes place in Pilton, Somerset, and usually sees over 200,000 people attending.
Last year, a virtual version was held, with performances by Jay-Z, Billie Eilish, and Adele airing.
Fans are basically devastated on Twitter, with one user commenting, ‘Not a surprise but perhaps the best decision – wishing you all the very best and see you in 2022’. Another commented, ‘That’s so sad but the right decision. It will return’.
Let’s hope for Glastonbury 2022 to return as normal!