Glastonbury festival 2021 cancelled
Author: Danielle Felix | Thursday 21st January 2021
It is with many regrets that Glastonbury have cancelled their 2021 festival. This marks the second year they've had to cancel the festival in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. There is no news yet on whether there will be a virtual festival in its place.
Festival organisers, Micheal and Emily released a statement.
'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."
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
The full statement is also on their website.
Julian Knight MP further commented that "We have repeatedly called for ministers to act to protect our world-renowned festivals like this one with a government-backed insurance scheme. Our plea fell on deaf ears and now the chickens have come to roost."
It has certainly been a busy week regarding the future of the live music industry. Parliament recently discussed whether to allow musicians visa-free touring in the EU in the aftermath of Brexit. Several petitions, as well as an open letter by 110 artists, popped up online in hopes of safeguarding the futures of musicians.