Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Glastonbury Festival CANCELLED amid coronavirus pandemic

Glastonbury Festival 2020 has officially been cancelled amid growing fears over the coronavirus crisis.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that organisers have decided to pull the plug on the 50th anniversary edition of the music event this June, where Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar were due to headline.

It had previously been reported that a major announcement was expected to happen this week and 'big meetings' were set to take place with staff beforehand. 

Glastonbury founders Emily and Michael Eavis broke the news on Twitter on Wednesday. 

'We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going to have to cancel Glastonbury 2020. Tickets for this year will roll over to next year. Full statement below and on our website. Michael & Emily', they posted. 

Festival bosses have taken the decision to axe the event before 1 April, when festival-goers were due to pay the remaining balance of their £270 tickets. 

Tickets will be rolled over until June 2021, when the festival has been rescheduled for. 

The full statement reads: '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. 

'We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved by the end of June. 

'But even if it has, we are no longer able to spend the next three months here with the thousands of crew here on the farm, helping us with the enormous job of building the infrastructure and attractions to welcome more than 200,000 people to a temporary city in these fields.'


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