Glastonbury Cancels 2021 Edition Due to COVID-19

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After postponing the 50th-anniversary edition last year, Glastonbury will look to 2022 for the festival’s return due to the ongoing pandemic.


When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold of the planet in March of 2020, Glastonbury was one of the first to announce that they would be pushing their festival to the following year. Now, as the situation continues to be rocky for massive festivals to take place, they’ve looked to greener pastures in 2022 for the renowned festival’s return.

“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.” read the statement posted to their social media accounts and website earlier this morning. Instead of hosting the multi-day camping festival, the organizers will be taking a second, self-imposed fallow year, which normally occurs once every five years to help the grounds recover.

Those who purchased passes for Glastonbury 2020 and rolled their passes over to 2021 will have the option to automatically do so again for the new dates on June 22-26, 2022. Additionally, free refunds will also be available by request until December 31, 2021, if the plans from attendees have changed. Any passes that become available due to those refund requests or failures to make payment will go on resale in April of 2022, so if you plan to attend make sure you’re registered ahead of time.

More details about refunds or roll overs for specific passes, travel packages, and more can be found on the Glastonbury Website.

Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.

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