Glastonbury is now not holding a gig this yr (Image: Anna Barclay/PA Wire)
Glastonbury’s one-off 2021 occasion will now not be going forward this September.
Mendip District Council approved a licence application by Glastonbury Competition Occasions Restricted again in Could to stage an event in September that will have a capability of fifty,000 folks, together with performers and on-site workers.
Nonetheless, organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed the one-day competition is now not going forward.
Sharing an overhead view of Worthy Farm to Instagram, Eavis wrote: ‘We’ve determined to not go forward with the September gig thought for various causes, so we’re placing all of our vitality into the campsite for now! See you in just a few days… #landroverrides.’
The occasion was set to be held across the identical time as the same old annual Pilton Celebration, a fundraising gig designed as a ‘thanks’ to locals, villagers and staff round Worthy Farm.
The 2019 occasion was co-headlined by Wolf Alice and Supergrass.
No line-up for the 2021 gig had been introduced.
Michael Eavis had previously suggested that he wanted to hold an event in September to mark Glastonbury’s fiftieth anniversary, telling LBC: ‘I wish to do one thing smaller someplace across the anniversary date of once we began, which was the 18th of September in 1970, and I wish to contemplate presumably doing one thing round that point.’
Glastonbury was cancelled for the second year in a row again in January, due the continuing coronavirus pandemic, with Michael and Emily saying that regardless of ‘our efforts to maneuver Heaven & Earth, it has turn out to be clear we are going to merely not be capable of make the Competition occur this yr’.
Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney had been set to headline the 2020 competition, however no line-up had been confirmed for the 2021 competition.
Those that had secured tickets in 2019 for the competition, which normally welcomes round 200,000 revellers to Worthy Farm, have been given the possibility to roll over their deposits to 2022.
In Could, a particular live-streamed live performance, Dwell at Worthy Farm, was held, with artists together with Coldplay and Haim performing.
Nonetheless, technical issues led to two-hour delays and ticket-holders unable to entry the stream, with the live performance finally being streamed free of charge.
Whereas Glasto has cancelled this September’s occasion, different UK festivals are going forward after Freedom Day lifted all restrictions in England.
Studying & Leeds, Parklife, All Factors East, Creamfields, Camp Bestival, Isle of Wight Competition, Neighbourhood Weekender and Latitude are among the many festivals nonetheless going forward this summer season.
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