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Glastonbury Festival 2021 is cancelled as a result of the pandemic

Glastonbury Has Cancelled Its 2021 Edition Glastonbury Festival 2021 has been cancelled
Adrian Cunningham | 23 January, 2021, 18:48

Doubts over the holding of the Electric Picnic 2021 have been raised by the news that the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom have been forced to call off this year's event due to Covid-19. "We are so sorry to let you all down." read the statement posted to their social media accounts and website earlier this morning.

It said: "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".

Those who have already paid deposits for the festival now have the chance to roll them over for 2022, with the organisers promising they can "deliver something really special" when Glastonbury can finally return.

"We are so sorry to let you all down", they said in a statement.

You can red the full statement, below.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden shared his "disappointment" at the lack of a Glastonbury 2021.

"We're doing everything we can on our end to plan and prepare", she told the BBC, "but I think we're still quite a long way from being able to say we're confident 2021 will go ahead".

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Most live music events, including Glastonbury, were wiped out last summer by the pandemic.

Headliners were set to be Sir Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar, while Diana Ross had the Sunday legends slot. "Can't wait for 2022!" one eager fan wrote on Twitter.

Asked if he was concerned about the legendary event's future, he said: 'No I do not worry at all, I am so confident that it will survive'.

Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year. My god, yeah. You can't kill it off just like that.

And Eavis reassured festival-goers that they will bounce back "stronger".

Glasto 2021 was expected to take place between 23 and 27 June, however, it is thought the huge amount of resources needed to organise the event could not be spared during the ongoing pandemic.