16th June 2021
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Michael & Emily Eavis Cancel Glastonbury Festival 2021

Michael & Emily Eavis Cancel Glastonbury Festival 2021
By Michelle Sciarrotta

Sad news has been announced by Glastonbury Festival organisers Michael & Emily Eavis that unfortunately they will have to pull the festival for the second year in a row due to the ongoing Covid situation in the UK.

The statement

Releasing a statement on the festival’s official website, the announcement from the father and daughter team explained:

“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.

With love,

Michael & Emily”

The sad news is an unwelcome blow to both the UK Arts industry that has been optimistically looking ahead to the potential restart by summer 2021, and has come while all parts of the UK are currently in the midst of a third lockdown.

Hope for the future

In addition to the statement, the Eavis’ also included a wealth of information about what options are available to the 2020 ticket holders, explaining that all existing tickets will be transferrable for the next festival, scheduled for 2022. The optimistic FAQ information looks ahead to next year, outlining:

How much will tickets for 2022 cost?

We won’t know the price for tickets for the 2022 Festival until later in the year, but we will ensure that full details will be confirmed before the free cancellation deadline, to allow anyone who wishes to cancel their booking free of charge the chance to do so.

When will the 2022 Festival take place?

The 2022 Festival will take place from 22nd – 26th June 2022.

I didn’t get a ticket for 2020, will I still get a chance to book tickets for 2022?

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2022 are sold out, with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over. However just as we were due to have a resale in April for the 2020 Festival, any tickets for which the deposit is refunded, or the balance is not paid, will be made available in a resale in April 2022. To book tickets in any sale you will first need to be registered.

Registration remains free of charge and only takes a few minutes at www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk. If you are already registered with the Festival, you do not need to re-register. However we would advise you to check your existing registration here and update your photo if it is no longer of a good likeness.

Children aged 12 and under when the Festival takes place are admitted free of charge and do not need a ticket, and do not need to register.

Please note, registration does not guarantee you a ticket (and in recent years, demand for tickets has outstripped supply).

While the announcement has been a frustrating one for UK artists and festival-goers, the Eavis’ have most definitely taken a safety-conscious and positive approach in conceding to the current situation and looking ahead to summer 2022.

You can read the full information about tickets for 2022 and all FAQs here.

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