England’s Glastonbury Festival has been canceled for the second year in a row as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers Michael and Emily Eavis made the call to cancel Glastonbury 2021, “in spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth” as per a note credited to the pair.
Glastonbury is held at a massive farm in Pilton, Somerset, England. The event returned in 2019 after a “fallow year” in 2018. Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar were slated to headline the 2020 festival.
See the full note from Glastonbury organizers Michael and Emily Eavis below:
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.
In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & 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.
As with last year, we would like to offer all those who secured a ticket 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. We are very appreciative 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.
Michael & Emily
Glastonbury was first held in 1970 and is among Europe’s largest and most prestigious festivals.