Glastonbury 2021: Emily Eavis says organisers still planning event for June next year

Event was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Sunday 30 August 2020 10:40
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Emily Eavis has confirmed that Glastonbury organisers are still aiming to hold the festival in June next year.

Ms Eavis was apparently responding to rumours the event could be pushed back to September.

“For those who have been asking, we have no plans to move next year’s Glastonbury to September 2021 – we’re still very much aiming for June,” she tweeted.

In a separate post, Ms Eavis said the Glastonbury ticket sale has been pushed back from October to April because “so few people have asked for a refund”.

The 2021 festival remains sold-out, meaning a limited number of tickets are available to resell.

Festival founder Michael Eavis and his daughter, Emily Eavis

Ms Eavis said the free cancellation deadline has also been extended, to the end of January next year.

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival. Organisers were forced to cancel the event – which was to be headlined by Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar – due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Other artists on the lineup included Dua Lipa, Diana Ross, AJ Tracey, Anna Calvi, Cage the Elephant, Glass Animals and Brittany Howard.

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