Glastonbury 2021 Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

By Rachael Grealish

Glastonbury 2021 has officially been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement was made today, Thursday January 21, via the events official Twitter account.

The organisers posted a regretful message on social media saying they’d tried to ‘move heaven and earth’ to make this year’s festival go ahead, but have been unable to.

The post read: “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.”

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The message ends with the organisers thanking everyone for their support and promise ‘something special’ for 2022.

Last year’s festival and 50th anniversary was cancelled due to the pandemic, with the likes of Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Diana Ross all set to play.

However, although the line up for 2022 has not been confirmed yet, people who’ve already paid their £50 ticket deposit will have a guaranteed chance to purchase a ticket for next year’s event.

Other festivals such as Leeds and Reading and Isle of Wight have not yet cancelled their upcoming festivals, but with COVID cases continuing to rise and no sign of the UK leaving lockdown it seems the future of festivals is still up in the air.