Following in the footsteps of every other major music festival this year, the Glastonbury Festival that was set to take place June 24-28 has also been canceled due to the current COVID-19 situation. The organizers of the festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, released a statement about the cancellation yesterday (you can read the entire statement here):
We are so sorry to announce this, but Glastonbury 2020 will have to be cancelled, and this will be an enforced fallow year for the Festival.
Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option.
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 here 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 would like to send our sincere apologies to the 135,000 people who have already paid a deposit for a Glastonbury 2020 ticket. The balance payments on those tickets were due at the beginning of April and we wanted to make a firm decision before then.
Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. This year’s festival had a line up with artists such as Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross, and many others. Organizers are allowing ticket holders to roll their deposits over to next year to secure their ticket purchases, and are also allowing refunds if wanted. For more information, and to keep updated with next years festival, please visit the Glastonbury Festival website.