GLASTONBURY was forced to cancel its 50th anniversary festival in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
But fans won’t be disappointed as there is an alternative.
Glastonbury 2021 will be held via a live streamCredit: Getty Images – Getty
When is Glastonbury 2021?
But instead replacing the festival in 2021 will be a live stream on May 22.
The organisers wrote: “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.
“In spite of our efforts to move Heaven and 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.
Emily Eavis announced the newsCredit: Alamy
“As with last year, we would like to offer all those who secured a ticket in October 2019 the opportunity to roll their £50 deposit over to next year, and guarantee the chance to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2022.
“We are very appreciative of the faith and trust placed in us by those of you with deposits, and we are very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!
“We thank you for your incredible continued support and let’s look forward to better times ahead.”
Emily told BBC Radio 2 when the news broke: “It’s going to be like the festival but without the people.”
And an in-person festival may still be held in September after organisers had a one-day license approved for Worthy Farm.
Around 50,000 people are expected to attend the September event should it go ahead, with line-ups and ticket prices yet to be announced.
Coldplay will perform at Glastonbury’s virtual event on May 22Credit: Getty – Contributor
Who is performing at Glastonbury 2021?
The one-day virtual event will be performed at Worthy Park, with acts appearing on the Pyramid Stage and other iconic platforms.
Organisers have also promised ‘a number of unannounced surprise performances’ will feature.
The five-hour long stream will be filmed in an uninterrupted style around the festival site and broadcast live to ticket holders.
Stormzy had a headline spot in 2019Credit: Getty Images – Getty
How can I watch the Glastonbury live stream?
The European livestream will take place at 7pm BST on Saturday, May 22.
Funds will also help with the festival’s belated return in 2022.