The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have confirmed that this year’s event will not take place as scheduled and there will be “another enforced fallow year.” The news comes as a body-blow to loyal fans of the festival who have once again been stopped in their muddy tracks by the pandemic.
The announcement arrives via their social media platforms as Michael and Emily Eavis, the festival’s long time organisers, confirmed that the 2021 festival will not take place. While many similar events have opted to postpone or re-schedule their dates, Glastonbury has been forced into cancelling with as statement reading: “We are so sorry to let you all down.”
“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,” confirmed the official Glastonbury Festival account. As before, “Tickets for this year will roll over to next year,” but that won’t be able to stop a wave of disappointment hitting potential festival-goers.
Within the statement, Michael and Emily Eavis confirmed that: “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.”
The festival organisers did confirm that tickets will once again be transferable to next year’s proposed event: “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.”
You can red the full statement, below.
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