The COVID-19 pandemic has pretty much written off the live music industry for the foreseeable future. Sadly, we have seen more venues closing their doors for good. Also, many festivals, including Glastonbury, are even doubtful that they will be able to welcome music fans next year too.
Speaking about the current situation, Glastonbury co-organiser Michael Eavis believes that it is ‘wishful thinking’ that Glasto will return in 2021. Furthermore, the festival legend spoke recently to ‘ITV News’ and he said “500 people is OK isn’t it. But my job, 250,000 altogether, is too many people I suppose isn’t it really.”
“I’m still hoping I’m going to be running next year and I’m going to be moving heaven and earth to make sure that we do. But that doesn’t mean it will necessarily happen. That is just wishful thinking really.”
However, luckily for Glasto fans, the organiser has said even if they do have to postpone it another year, the long-standing festival will withstand any financial impact which comes off the back of further delays. Furthermore, he also said “I do not worry at all, I am so confident that it will survive. The only certainty I think is the year after, 2022. To be perfectly candid, so we might have to wait for two years maybe.”
“But I am still hoping, and we are fighting and working at it all the time to make sure it happens next year.”
Many fans though are eager to get back into the muddy field to watch their favourite artists perform. But, it may not be as soon as we all expect and the likelihood of it returning next year is becoming even more unlikely.
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