GLASTONBURY was pressured to cancel its fiftieth anniversary competition this 12 months, as have been all different festivals because of the pandemic.
Initially there have been hopes of it returning in all its glory for 2021 which at the moment are slowly being dashed.
The legendary David Bowie peforming at Glastonbury CompetitionCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Is Glastonbury 2021 cancelled?
The Solar revealed that Glastonbury bosses have told their booking team they’re not needed.
We have taken this to imply that the competition almost certainly will not be going forward because the headliners that have been postponed from final summer time – Kendrick Lamar, Sir Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift – are primarily free now for 2021.
A Glasto supply mentioned: “The bookers have been informed they’re not wanted for the summer time.
“It’s successfully suspending the competition for a second 12 months operating, which is completely gutting.
“They suppose the primary competition of subsequent 12 months will probably be Studying, which is in August, and even that’s unlikely.”
It is necessary to notice that Glastonbury have not issued an official cancellation assertion as of but, although organisers have proven their doubt over the long-lasting occasion happening.
Stormzy had the headline spot in 2019Credit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
What has Emily Eavis mentioned in regards to the rumours?
Glasto co-organiser Emily Eavis has mentioned there may be “large uncertainty” over the 2021 competition happening, however she additionally replied to a fan’s Tweet saying “Not cancelled but!” which is likely to be giving some false hope.
Emily mentioned the competition will want help from the federal government if they’re to attempt to organise for subsequent summer time.
She mentioned: “The perfect answer could be for the Authorities to supply direct monetary help within the occasion of Glastonbury, and different occasions, being pressured to cancel as soon as they’re nicely into the preparations.”
Co-organiser Michael Eavis beforehand mentioned: “Now we have to run subsequent 12 months, in any other case we might significantly go bankrupt. It has to occur for us, we’ve got to hold on. In any other case it is going to be curtains.”
Paul McCartney mentioned the occasion wasn’t presently in his diary for 2021.
He mentioned: “That is the issue, the factor we do is we get 100,000 individuals carefully packed along with flags and no masks — speak about a superspreader.
“I’d adore it to be in my diary however I’ve a sense it’s not going to be.”