Glastonbury 2021 remains to be anticipated to go forward (Image: Getty Photographs)
Glastonbury organisers have made a public plea to the federal government for extra monetary assist to guard them if subsequent 12 months’s pageant is cancelled.
Organiser Emily Eavis and her father Michael Eavis are hoping to welcome the masses to Worthy Farm once more in June 2021 after this 12 months’s occasion – its 50th anniversary – was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Glasto crew are making tentative plans for the pageant to return subsequent 12 months however, with the well being disaster persevering with to be unsure, the Eavis’ are hoping the federal government can present insurance coverage.
Talking to The Sunday Times, Emily, 41, stated: ‘In a ordinary planning cycle we might already be nicely into organising the following pageant.
‘The most effective answer could be for the federal government to supply … direct monetary help within the occasion of Glastonbury, and different occasions, being compelled to cancel as soon as they’re nicely into the preparations.’
Calling on Boris Johnson’s cupboard to take motion, Emily continued: ‘If the federal government can share the chance by providing direct monetary help, then it provides everybody the chance to maneuver ahead with the planning within the hope that issues shall be secure to run in the summertime, and within the information that backing is on the market if we’re merely not ready to go forward.’
The Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport responded: ‘We all know these are difficult occasions for the dwell occasions sector and are working flat out to help it.
Michael and Emily Eavis are hoping the federal government can present insurance coverage (Image: Rex)
‘We’ve invested £1bn to date by the tradition restoration fund to guard tens of hundreds of inventive jobs … with £400m extra help nonetheless to come back.’
It comes after Michael, 85, stated ‘there could possibly be large testing preparations’ at subsequent 12 months’s Glasto.
He informed GlastoFestFeed: ‘Will we wish to take a look at 200,000 folks, 3 times – once they depart their dwelling; once they’re midway right here; and once they get to the gate – in order that we’re away from Covid?’
In August, Emily assured followers that the pageant is just not but being pushed again to September 2021.
‘For individuals who have been asking, we’ve got no plans to maneuver subsequent 12 months’s Glastonbury to September 2021 – we’re nonetheless very a lot aiming for June,’ she stated.
‘Additionally, we’ve moved our ticket resale again from October to April, as a result of so few folks have requested for a refund (subsequent 12 months’s Competition stays bought out), which means we don’t have sufficient tickets to resell. Plus, we’ve prolonged the free cancellation deadline till the tip of January.’