News: Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis “Still Very Much Aiming For June” 2021 & Updates On Ticket Resales
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The news regarding the future of the beloved Glastonbury Festival has been turbulent this year as live music has come to halt due to the pandemic.
The festival, which usually takes place in June of every year – summer, in the northern hemisphere – was supposed to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year but in the interest of public safety, were required to cancel the 2020 event and postpone it to a later date.
From fears that the festival could go bankrupt if it doesn’t take place in 2021, along with founder Michael Eavis expressing concern that fans may be required to wait until 2022 for the festival to continue as usual. However, in the beginning of August, Eavis expressed that he is “moving heaven and earth” to make sure the festival goes ahead next year:
“500 people is ok isn’t it. But my job, 250,000 altogether is too many people I suppose isn’t it really. I’m still hoping I’m going to be running next year…I’m going to be moving heaven and earth to make sure that we do.”
With rumours circulating that Glastonbury 2021 will actually be moving to September 2021, co-founder Emily Eavis cleared up the misconceptions on Twitter, as well as updated festival goers on ticket resales following this year’s cancellation. See Emily Eavis’ tweets below:
Also, we’ve moved our ticket resale back from October to April, because so few people have asked for a refund (next year’s Festival remains sold out), meaning we don’t have enough tickets to resell. Plus, we’ve extended the free cancellation deadline until the end of January.— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) August 30, 2020