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UK's Glastonbury Festival cancelled due to coronavirus

 

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FILE PHOTO: Festival goers watch British singer Tom Odell perform on the Pyramid Stage during Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, Britain June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Glastonbury Festival, the largest greenfield music festival in the world, has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said on Wednesday.

 

Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross were set to headline at Glastonbury in its 50th year in June.

 

“Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option,” said founder Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily Eavis.

 

“We’re so sorry that this decision has been made. It was not through choice. But we look forward to welcoming you back to these fields next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you.”

 

More than 135,000 tickets had been sold for the festival held on Eavis’s dairy farm in southwest England, while millions more watch the performances on television.

 

Organisers said those who had the coveted tickets - they sold out in just 34 minutes last October - would be guaranteed an opportunity to attend in 2021.

 

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That's Corbyn's gig f##ked.

Edited by roo860
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27 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

Organisers said those who had the coveted tickets - they sold out in just 34 minutes last October

Wow

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I'm a recycling veteran volunteer - shame about the festival but fighting the damn thing in the Uk and pulling through is far more important than listening to music in probably muddy field. But we have our memories to keep us happy....

 

Very sad btw  - supermarkets are being stripped bare here have been out foraging today shelves probably about 30% empty. Niece due to start a new job in London on Monday laid off, friend's daughter laid off, friend's businesses without customers and the pound crashing . Otherwise weather was quite nice today. 

 

https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/a-statement-from-glastonbury-festival/

 

 

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No missing that line up. Worse for years. 

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On 3/19/2020 at 8:34 PM, Kadilo said:

No missing that line up. Worse for years. 

McCartney, well past it.

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4 minutes ago, roo860 said:

McCartney, well past it.

I would be gutted if I had a ticket then saw the likes of him on the list. I wish he would just call it a day, his voice went years ago. 

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On 3/18/2020 at 11:39 PM, URMySunshine said:

I'm a recycling veteran volunteer - shame about the festival but fighting the damn thing in the Uk and pulling through is far more important than listening to music in probably muddy field. But we have our memories to keep us happy....

 

Very sad btw  - supermarkets are being stripped bare here have been out foraging today shelves probably about 30% empty. Niece due to start a new job in London on Monday laid off, friend's daughter laid off, friend's businesses without customers and the pound crashing . Otherwise weather was quite nice today. 

 

https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/a-statement-from-glastonbury-festival/

 

 

They should have held a Labour music festival in London 

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2 hours ago, sanemax said:

They should have held a Labour music festival in London 

Kinda defeats what they are trying to achieve at the moment don’t you think. 

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5 hours ago, sanemax said:

They should have held a Labour music festival in London 

Sir Michael Eavis is a liberal voting methodist teetotaller and an all round good egg. Even Boris went once upon a time....

 

 

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