The organisers of Glastonbury Competition have cancelled the occasion’s fiftieth anniversary version this summer season.
The pageant is regarded to be the primary and largest domino, which can nicely set off additional pageant cancellations throughout Europe.
This yr’s pageant was set to function performances by Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Diana Ross, amongst others.
“We’re so sorry to announce this, however Glastonbury 2020 should be cancelled, and this can be an enforced fallow yr for the Competition,” reads an announcement from organisers Michael and Emily Eavis.
“Clearly this was not a plan of action we hoped to take for our fiftieth anniversary occasion, however following the brand new authorities measures introduced this week – and in occasions of such unprecedented uncertainty – that is now our solely viable possibility.
“WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES TO THE 135,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY PAID A DEPOSIT FOR A GLASTONBURY 2020 TICKET”
“We very a lot hope that the state of affairs within the UK may have improved enormously by the top of June. However even when it has, we’re now not capable of spend the subsequent three months with hundreds of crew right here on the farm, serving to us with the large job of constructing the infrastructure and points of interest wanted to welcome greater than 200,000 folks to a brief metropolis in these fields.
“We want to ship our honest apologies to the 135,000 individuals who have already paid a deposit for a Glastonbury 2020 ticket. The steadiness funds on these tickets had been due in the beginning of April and we needed to make a agency resolution earlier than then.
“We perceive that it’s not all the time simple to safe a Glastonbury ticket, which is why we want to provide all these folks the prospect to roll their £50 deposit over to subsequent yr, and assure the chance to purchase a ticket for Glastonbury 2021. Those that would favor a refund of that £50 will be capable to contact See Tickets within the coming days with a purpose to safe that.
“We had been so trying ahead to welcoming you all for our fiftieth anniversary with a line-up stuffed with incredible artists and performers that we had been extremely proud to have booked. Once more, we’re so sorry that this resolution has been made. It was not by selection. However we look ahead to welcoming you again to those fields subsequent yr and till then, we ship our love and help to all of you.”