Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Although earlier rumours around the cancellation of the 2021 edition of the festival were earlier denied, today (21st January) the festival confirmed that this year’s event will no longer go ahead.
Posting a message on social media, the festival explains: “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,” the statement continues. “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. 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!”
The news follows the cancellation of Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary in 2020, meaning that much-anticipated instalment will have to wait for 2022. Still, the grass should be in good shape by then, right?