The co-organiser of the world well-known music extravaganza – who curates the lineup along with his daughter Emily Eavis – would love to have the ability to placed on a small-scale occasion to have a good time the inauguration of the competition, which first launched on September 18, 1970, after they have been pressured to postpone the Somerset five-dayer for a second time as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Eavis informed LBC radio: “I want to do one thing in September. I want to do one thing smaller someplace across the anniversary date of once we began, which was the 18th of September 1970. I want to think about presumably doing one thing round that point.”
And when quizzed on whether or not they’d ask main acts to carry out at such an occasion, he stated: “Sure, however I do have to get reassurance from the ethics folks.”
Michael and Emily introduced on Thursday (21.01.21) that the rescheduled 2020 competition – which might have been the occasion’s 50th anniversary – wouldn’t go forward this yr, as a result of continued unfold of coronavirus all through the UK and the restrictions which might be in place to combat the respiratory sickness.
An announcement launched by way of the official Glastonbury Twitter web page learn: “With nice remorse, we should announce that this yr’s Glastonbury Pageant is not going to happen, and that this can be one other enforced fallow yr for us.
“Despite our efforts to maneuver heaven & earth, it has develop into clear that we merely will be unable to make the competition occur this yr. We’re so sorry to allow you to all down.
“As with final yr, we want to provide all those that secured a ticket in October 2019 the chance to roll their £50 deposit over to subsequent yr, and assure the possibility to purchase a ticket for Glastonbury 2022.
“We’re very appreciative of the religion and belief positioned in us by these of you with deposits, and we’re very assured we are able to ship one thing actually particular for us all in 2022!”
“We thanks for the unimaginable continued help and let’s stay up for higher occasions forward.
“With love, Michael & Emily.”
The choice to name off the competition for a second yr in a row got here regardless of the most effective efforts being made to get followers at Worthy Farm and the artists on stage, which might have included headliners Taylor Swift, Sir Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar.
Different main festivals within the UK, such because the Isle of Wight Pageant and Obtain Pageant are nonetheless pushing forward with their preparations within the hope of staging their occasions this yr.