The 2021 edition of Glastonbury music festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“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 said in a statement.
“In spite of our efforts to move heaven and 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 internationally renowned festival – which takes place in Somerset, England – was scheduled for June 2021, but has now been cancelled as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
Event organisers have said they are “very apprecative of the faith and trust placed in us by those of you with deposits”, adding that are “very confident” they can go ahead next year.
“As with last year, we would like to offer all those who secured a ticked 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,” they said.
“We are very appreciateive 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.”