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18th Mar 2020

Glastonbury 2020 has officially been cancelled

James Fenton

Glastonbury organisers have confirmed that this year’s festival will not be going ahead due to new UK government measures around Covid-19.

A statement issued this morning says that ‘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.’

The post goes to apologise to people who have already paid for tickets, saying: ‘the balance payments on those tickets were due at the beginning of April and we wanted to make a firm decision before then.’

Ticket-holders are also offered the chance to ‘roll their £50 deposit over to next year and guarantee the opportunity to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2021.

Glastonbury’s full statment can be read in the post below:

Big names such as Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney had already been confirmed to perform at Glastonbury 2020.