- 21 Jan 21
“We thank you for your incredible continued support and let’s look forward to better times ahead," Michael and Emily Eavis wrote in a statement.
Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Michael and Emily Eavis have confirmed.
The festival will take an enforced fallow year for the second summer in a row, after the 2020 edition of the Somerset event was also called off last March due to coronavirus fears.
“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,” organisers Michael and Emily Eavis wrote on Twitter.
“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," the statement continued.
The pair added that tickets for this year - which were rolled over from 2020 - will remain valid for the 2022 festival. Ticket information can be found on the festival’s website here.
“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!"
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
In other live music-related news, Primavera Sound's concert Covid-19 trial recently found no infections among attendees. The trial concert took place in Barcelona's Sala Apolo, with no social-distancing, last month.
The results of the recent trial "testing the hypothesis that a live concert performed under safe conditions would not be associated with an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections" have been published – with none of the 463 who attended the concert testing positive for the virus.
The PRIMA-CoV study, run by Primavera Sound, the Fight AIDS and Infectious Diseases Foundation and the University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol in Badalona (Barcelona), involved 1,047 participants, who were screened and had a negative antigen result before the concert. Of the group, 463 entered into the concert on December 12th, and 496 remained in the control group, with no access to the venue.