GLASTONBURY was forced to cancel its 50th anniversary festival this year, as were all other festivals due to the pandemic.
Initially there were hopes of it returning in all its glory for 2021 which are now slowly being dashed.
Is Glastonbury 2021 cancelled?
The Sun revealed that Glastonbury bosses have told their booking team they’re not needed.
We’ve taken this to mean that the festival most likely won’t be going ahead as the headliners that were postponed from last summer – Kendrick Lamar, Sir Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift – are essentially free now for 2021.
A Glasto source said: “The bookers have been told they’re not needed for the summer.
“It’s effectively postponing the festival for a second year running, which is absolutely gutting.
“They think the first festival of next year will be Reading, which is in August, and even that’s unlikely.”
It’s important to note that Glastonbury haven’t issued an official cancellation statement as of yet, though organisers have shown their doubt over the iconic event taking place.
What has Emily Eavis said about the rumours?
Glasto co-organiser Emily Eavis has said there is “huge uncertainty” over the 2021 festival taking place, but she also replied to a fan’s Tweet saying “Not cancelled yet!” which might be giving some false hope.
Emily said the festival will need support from the government if they are to try to organise for next summer.
She said: “The best solution would be for the Government to offer direct financial support in the event of Glastonbury, and other events, being forced to cancel once they’re well into the preparations.”
Co-organiser Michael Eavis previously said: “We have to run next year, otherwise we would seriously go bankrupt. It has to happen for us, we have to carry on. Otherwise it will be curtains.”
Paul McCartney said the event wasn’t currently in his diary for 2021.
He said: “This is the problem, the thing we do is we get 100,000 people closely packed together with flags and no masks — talk about a superspreader.
“I’d love it to be in my diary but I have a feeling it’s not going to be.”