Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and organisers have revealed that ticket deposits will be rolled over to 2022.
Although Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis brushed off rumours that Glastonbury 2021 was cancelled earlier this month, today (21 January) the festival has confirmed the disappointing news that this year's festival will no longer be going ahead.
In a statement posted to socials, organisers wrote, "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 continued. "We are so sorry to let you all down."
The Glastonbury Festival announcement added, "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!"
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