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Glastonbury Festival gets grant as part of £400m Culture Recovery Fund

Glastonbury Festival gets grant as part of £400m Culture Recovery Fund

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Glastonbury Festival will receive a £900,000 grant as part of the government's £400 million Culture Recovery Fund.The festival was forced to cancel two events due to the pandemic and has announced a global livestream this year, on the first weekend music venues can reopen. Its co-organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said they were "extremely grateful to be offered a significant award"."After losing millions from the cancellation of our last two festivals, this grant will make a huge difference in helping to secure our future," they said.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said the money will help the event this year and carry it through to 2022. ...
Glastonbury music festival cancelled ‘with great regret’, organisers say

Glastonbury music festival cancelled ‘with great regret’, organisers say

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This year's Glastonbury music festival has been cancelled due to coronavirus, organisers have confirmed.Michael and Emily Eavis announced the news on the festival's official Twitter page writing: "With great regret, we must announce that this year's Glastonbury Festival will not take place." It's the second year running that Glastonbury will not go ahead, after last year's 50th anniversary celebration was cancelled due to COVID-19.As Europe's largest live music event, a trip to Worthy Farm in Somerset is considered an annual pilgrimage to many music lovers. Image: Taylor Swift had been scheduled to headline in 2020. Pic: AP In a full statement on their website the father and daughter team explained that in spite of "efforts to move He...
Kylie Minogue on Glastonbury, lockdown and her favourite Kylie era

Kylie Minogue on Glastonbury, lockdown and her favourite Kylie era

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Glastonbury 2021 ‘aims to be back in June’, Emily Eavis says

Glastonbury 2021 ‘aims to be back in June’, Emily Eavis says

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Glastonbury organisers aim to have the festival back in June, Emily Eavis has said.The co-organiser of the event said on Twitter that despite rumours, next year's festival was not moving to September.Founder Michael Eavis had previously said the fate of the 2021 event was uncertain as this year's festival was cancelled because of coronavirus.His daughter Emily said: "We're still very much aiming for June."The 2020 festival would have been a 50th anniversary celebration and 135,000 music fans who bought tickets will be able to use them next summer. "For those who have been asking, we have no plans to move next year's Glastonbury to September 2021 - we're still very much a...

Glastonbury to return next year (but you can’t buy a ticket)

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There are 'no plans' to move Glastonbury from its traditional weekend in June next year, organisers say. Founder Michael Eavis has previously said it was "wishful thinking" it could happen then, and that the only "certainty" for the iconic music festival was 2022, because of COVID-19 restrictions. The festival was cancelled this year because of the virus.But on Sunday, his daughter and co-organiser, Emily Eavis, said she is expecting it to take place next summer and not be pushed back to the autumn. Image: Fireworks mark the end of the Foo Fighters' performance in 2017 Also, we’ve moved our ticket resale back from October to April, because so few people have asked for a refund (next year’s Festival remain...