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Glastonbury 2021 has been officially cancelled

The festivals organisers have regretfully announced that Glastonbury 2021 will not take place for a second year running, due to the ongoing pandemic

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 21st Jan 2021

A recent statement issued on the Glastonbury Festival website from founder Michael Eavis and co-organiser Emily Eavis, reads:

"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."


Image credit: Andrew Allcock/ Glastonbury Festival Facebook

It's the second year in a row that the festival has been forced to cancel due to the effects of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. 

The festival was set to celebrate it's belated and rescheduled fiftieth anniversary this year, with rumoured performances coming from the likes of Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Charli XCX, Kendrick Lamar and many more. 

Similar to last year, ticket holders have been given the chance to keep hold of their tickets which will allow guaranteed entry to the festival in 2022.

More information for ticket holders can be found on the official Glastonbury Festival website -


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