The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have confirmed that the 2020 edition – a landmark 50th anniversary celebration – will no longer take place due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus.
While initial hopes that the situation in the UK will have alleviated by the end of June are still not beyond reason, Michael and Emily Eavis have explained in their statement that the disruption to the site and infrastructure building makes hosting the 2020 edition as planned an impossibility.
The silver lining for ticket-holders, however, is that tickets purchased for the 2020 edition will be valid for next year's event, while those who wish to get a refund on their £50 deposit will also be able to do so. See below for the full statement.
We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going to have to cancel Glastonbury 2020. Tickets for this year will roll over to next year. Full statement below and on our website. Michael & Emily pic.twitter.com/ox8kcQ0HoB— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) March 18, 2020