The 50th anniversary of Glastonbury festival will not go ahead, it has been announced.
2020 will be an “enforced fallow year” for the world-renowned event, due to the spread of coronavirus.
Anyone who had paid a deposit for this year’s edition will be able to purchase a ticket for 2021, Michael and Emily Eavis have stated.
Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney were billed to headline the event, which was set to take place from June 24th – 28th at Worthy Farm, Somerset.
In a statement posted on social media, Glastonbury said: “We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously by the end of June. But even if it has, we are no longer able to spend the next three months with thousands of crew on the farm, helping us with the enormous job of building the infrastructure and attractions needed to welcome more than 200,000 people to a temporary city in these fields.”
We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going to have to cancel Glastonbury 2020. Tickets for this year will roll over to next year. Full statement below and on our website. Michael & Emily pic.twitter.com/ox8kcQ0HoB
— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) March 18, 2020