Glastonbury Festival Has Been Officially Postponed Until June 2021
The 50th anniversary of the music festival will not go ahead as planned this June.
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It certainly wasn’t an easy call to make but today, Glastonbury founders Emily and Michael Eavis announced that the festival will not be going ahead this summer amid fears and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We are so sorry to announce this, but Glastonbury 2020 will have to be cancelled, and this will be an enforced fallow year for the Festival.
“Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option,” the statement opens.
Continuing, the statement noted that the festival will be back next year, June 2021, and reassured fans who already put a deposit on tickets to attend this year’s festival, that those deposits will still stand towards next year’s tickets.
Over 135,000 people had already paid their first instalment for attending Glastonbury this year.
“Those who would prefer a refund of that £50 will be able to contact See Tickets in the coming days in order to secure that.
“This option will remain available until September this year. For those who are happy to roll their deposit over, that will happen automatically,” the post added.
Many festival goers were naturally disappointed to hear this news earlier today, with an incredible bill that included the likes of Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar confirmed as headliners. However, in these uncertain times, it was the right course of action by the festival founders although it was one they released with a heavy heart.
Well, that just gives us more time to round up our festival outfits, right?
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