The COVID-19 outbreak casts a shadow over next year’s event.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has expressed his concerns over the fate of the UK event for the 2021 edition but is confident in the festival’s chances of surviving through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an appearance on ITV conducted on August 3rd, Eavis addressed the immediate impact restrictions on event capacity and other related limitations would have on how Glastonbury could operate for future editions.
‘I’m still hoping to be running [Glastonbury] next year and I’m going to be moving heaven and earth to make sure that we do, but that doesn’t mean it will necessarily happen. That is just wishful thinking really’, said Eavis. But reflecting upon the future of the festival as a whole, Michael had a more positive outlook. ‘I do not worry at all, I am so confident that it will survive. The only certainty I think is the year after, 2022, to be perfectly candid. We might have to wait for two-years [to host the event’, he concluded.