Glastonbury music festival cancelled, organisers say

It’s the second year running that Europe’s largest live music event will not go ahead.

This year’s Glastonbury music festival has been cancelled due to coronavirus, organisers have confirmed.

Organisers Michael and Emily Evis announced the news on the festival’s official Twitter page writing: “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place”.

It’s the second year running that Glastonbury will not go ahead, after last year’s 50th anniversary celebration was cancelled due to COVID-19.

As the world’s largest live greenfield music event, a trip to Worthy Farm in Somerset is considered an annual pilgrimage to many music-lovers.

Taylor Swift had been scheduled to headline in 2020.

In a full statement on their website the father and daughter team explained that in spite of “efforts to move Heaven & Earth”, the event – which is an annual pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of music lovers – would not be happening in 2021.