Recent hopes that the 2021 Glastonbury Festival may be able to take place have been dashed with today’s announcement that it is being cancelled.
Organizers Michael and Emily Eavis write in a heartfelt post that despite their best efforts, and those of their team, the continuing restrictions caused by the pandemic mean that they “simply will not be able” to stage the famous centerpiece of the festival calendar. The coming summer will thus be the second in a row without a Glastonbury, after the 2020 event was called off in March last year.
Moving heaven and earth
“With great regret,” says the post, “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. 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!
“We thank you for your incredible continued support and let’s look forward to better times ahead. With love, Michael & Emily.”
The Glastonbury website notes: “Ticket deposits which were valid at the point of the 2021 Festival being cancelled can be automatically rolled over to a like-for-like booking for the 2022 Festival. A like-for-like booking means that coach package deposits for 2020 or 2021 will roll over to coach package deposits for 2022, and general admission ticket deposits for 2021 will roll over to general admission deposits for 2022. It is not possible to swap from a coach package to general admission or vice versa.”