GLASTONBURY OFFICIALLY CANCELLED FOR 2021
Many had high hopes for Glastonbury to happen this year, but amid the further rises in Coronavirus in the UK, it is with great regret Glastonbury organisers have been left with no choice but to cancel.
Festival organisers, Micheal and Emily released a statement on Twitter:
"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"
Julian Knight MP 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."
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After a rather bleak 2020, many of us had high hopes for a better year in 2021.
The music & arts industry has suffered a great deal during the pandemic, with UK clubs being closed for almost a year now, with some venues having to permanently close their doors. Many artists and performers rely heavily on live performances for their income. It seems the UK government could be doing a lot more to help the matter.
We can only hope there won't be many more festival cancellations this year in the UK.
However, in other parts of the world, such as New Zealand, festivals and live events are now going strong as their country is officially Covid-free.
Stay tuned for further updates ...