The BBC have announced plans to share a “celebration of Glastonbury” later this year.
The 50th anniversary edition of the festival, which was due to take place from the 24th – 28th June this year, was cancelled earlier this week amid the ongoing coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.
Sharing the news of the cancellation in a statement, organisers Emily and Michael Eavis wrote: “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.”
Now, the BBC, who broadcast Glastonbury each year, has announced that they are looking to provide audiences with a “celebration” of the festival. Taking to Twitter to share the news, the BBC press office statement reads: “We, along with the Eavis family, are saddened that understandably, the Glastonbury Festival can’t take place.
We are already looking forward to next year’s festival at Worthy Farm and will now look at providing our audiences with a celebration of Glastonbury in June.”
Read the full post from the BBC below.
Glastonbury is the latest in a series of festival cancellations and postponements due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which also includes AMP Lost & Found, Coachella, Ultra Abu Dhabi & Miami, Tomorrowland Winter, and many more. Go here to follow our updates about the latest on coronavirus’ impact on the electronic music scene.
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— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) March 18, 2020