News that the iconic Glastonbury festival would be cancelled for the second year running due to Covid-19 has prompted many fans to express their sadness on social media.
One Twitter user wrote “Glasto is my spiritual home, my happy place, my mindfulness zone, my temple, my pilgrimage. I’m heartbroken, but still hopeful.”
— john wilson (@john28wilson) January 22, 2021
Glastonbury will probably survive another year off but many festivals will not. It’s a huge UK industry ignored so far by Gov action needed pronto
— Dave Miller (@daveymiller75) January 22, 2021
If you’re a Glastonbury person feeling a bit down, please post a #glastophoto – one picture, no description. Copy this text into your tweet, post a picture and look at some great memories and pictures.#Glastonbury #Glasto #glastophoto pic.twitter.com/4YVhItO5rv
— Jonny (@jonchason) January 22, 2021
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said he shares “the disappointment of everyone that Glastonbury won’t be going ahead this year. This regrettable but understandable decision is recognition that public health comes first and that right now, getting 200,000 fans together in just a few months looks very difficult to make safe.”
— Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) January 21, 2021
The cancellations are a blow not just to the music industry and music fans, but also to the charities that Glastonbury donates millions of pounds to every year.
— Neil McCormick (@neil_mccormick) January 21, 2021
BREAK: Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled as a result of the pandemic.
Last year was received wisdom that 2020 was a write off but the calendar would look more normal in 2021. Now, that looks optimistic.
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) January 21, 2021
Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for a second year running
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) January 22, 2021
— Stewart Drew (@fob51) January 22, 2021
— Simon Vigar (@simonvigar5) January 22, 2021
Such sad but inevitable news about Glastonbury this year. These pictures are from 25th June 2016 when we headlined the acoustic stage AND Ben’s first child, River was born. It’s a beautiful festival that holds such a special place in our hearts. Roll on next year. #glastonbury pic.twitter.com/BfJiATmcr4
— The Shires (@theshiresuk) January 21, 2021
— Nathan Caton (@NathanCaton) January 21, 2021