Following the sad and troublesome news that the 2021 iteration of Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled, Download have been responding via Twitter stating that they are “continuing to work behind the scenes to get ready” for the June event.
The massive weekend event is scheduled to take place on June 4th – 6th 2021, is currently still planned to go ahead though the festival’s social media team have been writing to followers that they “hope to have more news for you by March 1”.
Speaking to the BBC in early January, general secretary of the Association of Festival Organisers Steve Heap said that smaller gigs and festivals would have up until April to make the call on their events, while bigger happenings had to be decided this month. “If we get as far as Easter and we still don’t know that crowds can gather at festivals, however large or small, then we are in a catastrophic situation with this year’s season,” he said.
Announcing Glastonbury’s cancellation yesterday, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis wrote: “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. 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: “We are very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!”