Festivals’ rescheduled dates and lineups have not only been in a state of flux but also fodder for conversation around the live event circuit, and Britain’s Glastonbury Festival is no exception. Although rumors that the festival will not see a 2021 return have been darting around the internet for the better part of a year, Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis says otherwise.
British performer Mel B recently sparked further speculation about the status of the 2021 iteration in an appearance on BBC Radio 5, stating, “I know that Glastonbury’s been cancelled…so a lot of big stage performances are on hold again this year, which is sad but we’ve got to get this virus under control.”
Eavis avidly denied this claim in a January 4 tweet, assuring potential attendees that there will be an official announcement as soon as possible, and that there is “no news on this end yet.”
In August, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis said he was hopeful that the vaccine would be distributed around the world before the beginning of 2021, which would set the festival on track for its planned return. The world has entered January 2021 without widespread vaccine administration, but all hope is not yet lost, according to Eavis’ tweet.
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