It was announced on Twitter, Thursday January 21st, by festival founders Emily and Michael Eavis, that the 2021 Glastonbury music festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This will mark the second year in a row that the Glastonbury festival has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Tickets purchased for the 2020 festival carried over to the 2021 festival and will once again be carried over to the 2022 festival, assuming the pandemic is over by then. The famous U.K. music festival was meant to take place in June with no set lineup yet.
Glastonbury typically takes place on the 150-acre Eavis family farm in Southwest England. The 2020 festival was set to have performances by Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar as headliners. Glastonbury in 2019 hosted a crowd of 175,000 people. Inspired by seeing Led Zeppelin perform live in 1969, Michael Eavis began hosting concerts in 1970. Throughout the years, Glastonbury has featured artists like The Rolling Stones, U2, David Bowie, Oasis, Beyonce and many many more.