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Glastonbury cancelled for second year

27 January 2021

TICKET-BUYERS who placed a £50 deposit on a ticket to Glastonbury Festival (cap. 147,500) in October 2019 have been offered the chance to roll it over for another year as the event announced it was cancelled a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, father and daughter organisers Michael and Emily Eavis say, “In spite of our efforts to move heaven and earth, we simply will not be able to make the festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down.”

With 2019 tickets priced at £248, the enforced cancellation of two festivals in a row represents a multi-million-pound loss for the event, whose most recent headliners were Stormzy, The Killers, Janet Jackson and The Cure.

Ticket-holders can claim a full refund up to 31 December this year.

The festival declined to comment further on its plans to return.


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