Published Jan 21, 2021With a new year comes our first major concert cancellation due to the coronavirus. Glastonbury — the long-running British music festival that was forced to cancel its 50th edition last year due to the coronavirus — will not return this year.
"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," the fest's Michael and Emily Eavis said in a statement posted to the festival website. "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 announcement comes following rumours that it had been cancelled earlier this year, rumours that were initially denied.
The 2020 edition of Glastonbury had booked Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and many more. Organizers suggested that the fest will return in 2022.