Search Menu
Home Latest News Menu
News

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis: "We're still quite a long way from being able to say we're confident 2021 will go ahead"

"We're doing everything we can" said the festival organiser

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 16 December 2020
Glastonbury's Emily Eavis: "We're still quite a long way from being able to say we're confident 2021 will go ahead"

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has said the chances of the festival’s 2021 edition going ahead are still unclear.

Speaking to the BBC, she said: "We're doing everything we can on our end to plan and prepare, but I think we're still quite a long way from being able to say we're confident 2021 will go ahead."

Read this next: Glastonbury may not return until 2022 says Michael Eavis

Earlier this year her father and festival founder Michael Eavis said the event fears bankruptcy if a 2021 edition is unable to take place.

Emily eased these concerns, saying that despite the festival losing “millions” this year, it should be ok “as long as we can make a firm call either way in advance”.

She added: That's sort of the issue, really: It's just too early to say. We're talking about a situation where the goalposts move weekly and sometimes daily. Clearly the vaccine is being rolled out, and that's great news, but there isn't yet any kind of clarity or consensus on what things will look like in May - when we'd usually have thousands of staff on site - or June, when we'd obviously have the festival.”

Read this next: Glastonbury shares playlists of artists who were due to paly in 2020

Emily also said if 2021 can’t go ahead as normal, that Glastonbury is looking into the possibility of live streaming some shows on site, and that she hopes this year’s planned headliners Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift will be able to play the festival down the line

Read the full interview via the BBC.

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter

Read this next: Get the best of Mixmag direct to your Facebook DMs

Load the next article
Loading...
Loading...