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BREAKING: Glastonbury 2021 Is Officially Cancelled

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BREAKING: Glastonbury 2021 Is Officially Cancelled

Bad news festival fans - Glastonbury has been cancelled for a second year in a row.

Glasto 2021 was expected to take place between 23rd and 27th June, however, it is thought the huge amount of resources needed to organise the event could not be spared during the ongoing pandemic.

The Glastonbury statement in full (Credit: Twitter @emilyeavis)
The Glastonbury statement in full (Credit: Twitter @emilyeavis)

The news was confirmed by festival organiser Emily Eavis, who announced the cancellation on Twitter.

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"With great regret, we must announce that this year's Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and this will be another enforced fallow year," the statement read.

Festival goers will have to wait another year before they experience Glasto again (Credit: PA Images)
Festival goers will have to wait another year before they experience Glasto again (Credit: PA Images)

"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."

Those who have already paid deposits for the festival now have the chance to roll them over for 2022, with the organisers promising they can "deliver something really special" when Glastonbury can finally return.

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The legendary music festival had to take an unexpected 'fallow' year in 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which halted plans for its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Glastonbury is a huge British festival (Credit: PA Images)
Glastonbury is a huge British festival (Credit: PA Images)

Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Diana Ross were all expected to headline the festival, which takes place in Pilton, Somerset and usually sees over 200,000 people attend.

A 'virtual' Glastonbury was held in its place, with the BBC broadcasting a variety of acclaimed sets during the weekend of the cancelled festival.

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Performances by Jay-Z, Billie Eilish and Adele were aired again, giving music fans a chance to enjoy a slice of Glastonbury during lockdown.

Fans were naturally gutted to hear the news that Glastonbury had been put on hold for another year.

Taylor Swift was expected to perform
Taylor Swift was expected to perform

"Such a difficult/horrible decision for you and the team to make. Can't wait for 2022!" one eager fan wrote on Twitter.

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"Not a surprise but perhaps the best decision - wishing you all the very best and see you in 2022," a second added.

"That's so sad but the right decision. It will return," said a third.

We better put our glitter and hot-pants away for now...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Music, Coronavirus, Covid-19

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