Glastonbury 2021 Is Canceled

Bad news for festival-goers. Glastonbury 2021 has been officially canceled.

Glastonbury organizers Michael and Emily Eavis announced the news on Wednesday (Jan. 20). “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and that this will be another enforced fallow year for us,” the Eavis’ wrote.

“In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down.”

Ticket-holders for Glastonbury 2020, which was also canceled due to the pandemic, can have their deposits rolled over to 2022. The Eavis’ say that are “very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!”

Read the full statement below.

Even with a vaccine, many are questioning whether live music will return this year. Some festivals, such as Governors Ball, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and Bonnaroo, are hoping to take place later this year. Jazz Fest announced that it has rescheduled its 2021 dates for October 8th-17th, while New York’s Governors Ball hopes to hold the festival on September 24th and 26th. Meanwhile, Bonnaroo is currently scheduled for September 2nd and 5th.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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