The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has forced another of the world’s major music festivals to cancel, as Glastonbury organisers have announced. The festival based in Somerset, United Kingdom, was due to go ahead June 24-28 for its 50th anniversary. Following the news, fans will now have to wait until 2021.
Since the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic outbreak, many festivals such as Ultra Miami and Tomorrowland Winter have also suffered cancellations/postponements. Unfortunately, it won’t come as a surprise as many more festivals are expected to suffer amid the crisis.
A post on Twitter announced the news, with a message from organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, saying: “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.”
Amongst the line-up billed for this year was rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer Taylor Swift, amongst loads more as the festival was set to welcome another 200,000+ people to Pilton, Somerset. Organisers have been forced to take a ‘fallow year’, usually taken at five year intervals to allow the land to recover.
At the time of Glastonbury’s cancellation, Coronavirus had infected 1950 people in the UK, with 71 deaths, and thousands more worldwide. Many DJ’s have uploaded posts with #SaveTheSummer, amid fears that many more events could be shut down.
The dance music scene has been hit hard by the pandemic as fans, artists and promoters alike continue to hope for positive news to come.