“We were so looking forward to welcoming you all for our 50th anniversary with a lineup full of fantastic artists and performers that we were incredibly proud to have booked. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate.

Full statement below and on our website. The announcements came shortly after the government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said that late June was likely to be just after the peak of the outbreak.

It had been due to … Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said after the new guidelines they …

“Again, we’re sorry that this decision has been made. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Glastonbury is the latest high-profile cultural event or institution to be affected by the outbreak. All rights reserved. A statement from Michael and Emily Eavis said that although they hoped the situation in the UK would have improved by the end of June, it was not viable to spend the next three months with thousands of crew on the farm, and 2020 would therefore be “an enforced fallow year”. Katie Tysome set up an impressive drinks stall as she got ready to celebrate the festival virtually, Brett John vowed to 'bring the festival home' as he dressed up and got some colourful cocktails ready for the virtual event, David Jackson set up an impressive tent in the garden for the home version of the festival, Niamh shared their bubble of five celebrating at home. Published: 09:55 GMT, 27 June 2020 | Updated: 12:07 GMT, 27 June 2020. You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. The Cure perform Friday I'm In Love at Glastonbury, Glastonbury 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus, How to be productive if you have to work from home during coronavirus. Last Thursday, the festival announced an additional 90 acts – including Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher – but less than a week later the impact of the Covid-19 virus was deemed so severe that the festival was no longer tenable. The next best thing when we can't be there in person', Many used the hashtag 'Glasthomebury', an online replacement of the festival, that has been organised by charity worker Sarah Emberson. The Glastonbury festival, which was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary year in 2020 with headliners including Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar, has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Festival confirms 2020 event due to feature Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar will no longer take place, Wed 18 Mar 2020 13.14 GMT Many used the hashtag 'GlastHOMEbury', an online replacement of the festival, that has been organised by Sarah Emberson. As well as Pyramid Stage headliners Lamar, McCartney and Swift other acts included Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa and Fatboy Slim, while Diana Ross was set to play the Sunday teatime “legend” slot, and Lana Del Rey, who would have played just before Lamar on the Pyramid stage. Thursday 22 October 2020 11:34 . Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Article bookmarked. Joshua Heather celebrated with tents, Marian shared a picture of her household celebrations complete with summer house, a projector and speakers. The National Trust, which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is closing its pay-for-entry sites including houses, cafes and shops by Friday. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. 0 comments. Seen:  Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe at Worthy Farm filming for BBC Two’s The Glastonbury Experience Live.

The festival had been due to celebrate its 50th anniversary with headline acts Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift. It has grown into an event with more than 200,000 attendees, and its 50th anniversary year was set to be a vintage edition. Lily admitted she still had the best day as she set up a home bar to create her own Glastonbury at home, Meanwhile Hollyw Steadman created an impressive stream of banners in her back garden in a nod to Gasthomebury, Shaun Sherbert looked to be having a whale of a time as he celebrated with drinks and a festival themed dress code in his garden, Elsewhere a family in Kent had an enviable set-up on their decking - complete with hot tub, fairy lights, sofa, parasol and a screen to watch the music, 'But even if it has, we are no longer able to spend the next three months here with the thousands of crew here on the farm, helping us with the enormous job of building the infrastructure and attractions to welcome more than 200,000 people to a temporary city in these fields.'.

English Heritage, which cares for more than 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites including Stonehenge in Wiltshire, is shutting its staffed areas from the end of Wednesday until 1 May.

We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going to have to cancel Glastonbury 2020.

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Senior managers at the National Trust for Scotland have also decided to shut its gated properties from Friday. “Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option.”. Festival bosses took the decision to axe the event before 1 April, when festival-goers were due to pay the remaining balance of their £270 tickets. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. First published on Wed 18 Mar 2020 10.58 GMT. The group even had signs pointing to the closest 'bar', Callum Thompson joked: 'We declare Glasthomebury open. March 18, 2020 Kendrick Lamar, January 2018 (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS) Glastonbury has canceled its 2020 edition. Taylor Swift, Sir … Worthy Farm’s planned 50th anniversary festival was cancelled back in March as the coronavirus crisis worsened, with 2020 ticketholders being guaranteed their place at the next Glastonbury. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

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Celebrating in her garden, Twitter user Alex Amso wrote: 'Our very own Glastonbury in the comfort of our own home! The legendary music festival announced a stellar line-up for the 50th anniversary just last week - …

Start your Independent Premium subscription today. It was not through choice,” they said. The virtual home event is not officially linked to  Glastonbury, but has its backing and will see Glasto-lovers purchase six tickets for their government-approved 'bubble' - with proceeds from tickets going to Mind; NHS Charities Together, the NSPCC, Refuge and The Trussell Trust, and a nationwide network of food banks. The first Glastonbury I've missed for decades! It was not through choice.

The National Trust said it would keep as many of its gardens and parklands open and not charge visitors in order to encourage people to enjoy fresh air during the period of social distancing. On Monday evening, all major British theatres announced they were closing, while on Tuesday most big museums and galleries, including the Natural History Museum and the Tate facilities, said they would no longer be open to the public. Tricky haunted house seek-and-find puzzle puts your... DR MAX PEMBERTON: Beware the picture of perfect motherhood posted by our super rich celebrities, My lightbulb moment: Skincare for tweens founder reveals inspiration behind her beauty company. The statement continued by explaining it was not feasible to spend the next three months onsite working with the thousands of crew members needed to put together stages and other festival infrastructure. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Further information on coach packages, official accommodation bookings and other tickets will be added to the festival’s website in the next few days. 'Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week - and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty - this is now our only viable option.

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