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Glastonbury Festival cancelled for second straight year due to coronavirus pandemic

Glastonbury music festival has been cancelled for the second straight year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement by the organizers, Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis on Thursday stated that in spite of efforts to “move heaven & earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year.”

Last year’s event which was the 50th anniversary was cancelled in March. It was supposed to have been headlined by Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and Paul McCartney.

The event draws up to 150, 000 people to the Eavis’ Worthy Farm in southwest England. It has been held almost annually since 1970.

In this Friday, June 24, 2011 file photo, the crowd at Glastonbury Music Festival clap their hands above their heads as they watch Chipmunk on stage, Glastonbury, England. Britain’s Glastonbury music festival has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year in a row, organizers Michael Eavis and Emily Eavis said Thursday Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, 

Read full statement from the organizers 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.

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”

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