Glastonbury Musical Festival Cancels 2020 Edition Due To Coronavirus Disruption
The Glastonbury musical competition is the newest large-scale leisure occasion to cancel over coronavirus fears.
The organisation introduced the information right this moment on its web site, saying 2020 could be an “enforced fallow yr”. It was as a result of run June 24-28 and would have marked the fest’s 50th version.
“Clearly this was not a plan of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary occasion, however following the brand new authorities measures introduced this week – and in occasions of such unprecedented uncertainty – that is now our solely viable possibility,” fest heads wrote.
Organizers added that they hope the coronavirus state of affairs “may have improved enormously by the top of June” however identified that preparations for the massive occasion, which welcomes round 200,000 folks yearly, would have wanted to start shortly to be prepared in time.
Ticket purchasers will see their deposits rolled over into subsequent yr so they’ll have a assured alternative to purchase tickets for 2021.
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Additional leisure occasions cancelled right this moment embody the Sydney and Edinburgh movie festivals, each of which had been additionally as a result of happen in June.
The UK authorities has launched heightened measures to fight the unfold of Covid-19, although has to date stopped in need of imposing bans on social gatherings. The nation has 1,950 confirmed circumstances and 71 deaths on the time of writing.