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Glastonbury 2020 cancelled amid COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

Worthy Farm will remain quiet in 2020.

2020-03-18

Glastonbury 2020 has been cancelled, as the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The Devon music festival, which was set to be take place from 24-28 June, will not take place this year, organisers Micahel and Emily Eavis confirmed on Wednesday (18 March).

In a statement, the Eavises confirmed that any of the 135,000 people who've already paid a £50 deposit for a ticket will be given the chance to "roll over" the deposit until next year's event, or be refunded.

"We are so sorry to announce this, by Glastonbury 2020 will have to be cancelled, and this will be an enforced fallow years for the Festival", the Michael and Emily Eavis said in a statement.

"Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th aniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week - and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty - this is now our only viable option."

Glastonbury 2020 was set to see headline performances from Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross.

LGBTQ acts including Pet Shop Boys, Declan McKenna, La Roux and Rufus Wainwright were also included on the line-up at the Worthy Farm event.

 

Michael and Emily Eacis added: "Again, we're so sorry this decision has been made. It was not through choice. But we look forward to welcoming you back to these fields next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you."