Glastonbury Festival canceled by coronavirus for second year in a row – Deadline

The holy fields of Glastonbury will remain empty for a second year in a row after the iconic music and arts festival once again succumbs to the coronavirus.

“With great regret we have to announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place and that it will be another year of forced fallow for us,” organizers said in a statement. “Despite our efforts to get Heaven & Earth moving, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to host the Festival this year. We are sorry to let you down. “

Tickets will be postponed until 2022, when it is hoped that a vaccine will have reached most of the British population and the world will have returned to some sort of normalcy. For now however, the cancellation is a blow to the BBC, which devotes many hours of live coverage of the event. Last year, the broadcaster reflected on the memorable sets from past festivals.

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