The Glastonbury music festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival's organisers have announced.
"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," father-daughter team Michael and Emily Eavis said on Twitter.
The five-day festival, based in England, is the largest green-field festival in the world, with over 200,000 people attending in 2019.
It is more than likely that their decision to cancel will have ramifications for other festivals scheduled in 2021.
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. Tickets for this year will roll over to next year. Full statement below and on our website. Michael & Emily pic.twitter.com/SlNdwA2tHd— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) January 21, 2021
"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."
They added that all tickets purchased for summer 2021 would roll over to the following year.
“We are very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!” the Eavises added.
Ths festival had been growing each year after its first incarnation in 1970. Ticket holders can find out more information on the festival’s website.