Michael Eavis has stated he hopes for a Glastonbury return in 2021 offered the “majority” of the nation will get vaccinated.
The competition founder, who bought his vaccination on Thursday (December 31), stated that Glastonbury, which was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, may return this 12 months if sufficient folks get the vaccine.
“It’s superb to be in one of many first teams of individuals to have the COVID-19 vaccine in Somerset,” he instructed Somerset Live. “It’s nice that everybody throughout the nation might be provided the vaccine in the end.
“It’s actually essential that everybody takes the chance to have the free vaccine when it’s provided to them – it’s our solely actual likelihood of defending ourselves and our family and friends from this illness.”
He continued: “So far as the competition is worried, wouldn’t or not it’s great to get the vast majority of our inhabitants vaccinated earlier than June 2021, in order that we are able to have fun subsequent summer season in correct “Glastonbury model’.”
Glastonbury Competition founder Michael Eavis, 85, had his Covid-19 vaccination at present on New 12 months’s Eve.
Michael stated: Would not or not it’s great to get the vast majority of our inhabitants vaccinated earlier than June 2021, in order that we are able to have fun subsequent summer season in correct ‘Glastonbury model’ pic.twitter.com/ixIUozRHsP
— NHS South West (@NHSSW) December 31, 2020
Eavis obtained his vaccination shot at a GP-led neighborhood website at Mendip District Council workplaces in Shepton Mallet.
Thanking employees and volunteers on the “very nicely organised” vaccination centre, he stated: “I’d wish to say a giant thanks to everybody concerned, together with all of the great volunteers.”
Glastonbury 2020 was cancelled again in March, and the occasion’s lawyer Ben Challis stated lately that plans are moving ahead for the festival’s 50th anniversary event to be staged in June 2021.
Final month, a fan tweeted: “I’ll solely consider that Glastonbury is cancelled subsequent 12 months if Emily Eavis rings me personally to inform me,” to which Eavis merely replied: “Not cancelled but!”
Eavis added: “Respect numerous rumours are flying round on-line and within the press, however there’s no change to what I stated within the BBC interview final week.
“We’ll let by means of official channels as quickly as we have now an replace (which received’t be till the brand new 12 months).”
In the meantime, Emily has appealed to the government to provide “direct financial support” for the planned 2021 event, resulting from continued uncertainty surrounding reside occasions within the wake of the worldwide well being disaster.