Glastonbury 2020 cancelled - info on tickets for 2021 and how to claim deposits back in-thread

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Posted 18th Mar
Breaking news, awaiting a further update but news has stated that you can either roll your deposit onto next year or request a refund.

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A STATEMENT FROM GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
Updated 11.10am

We are so sorry to announce this, but Glastonbury 2020 will have to be cancelled, and this will be an enforced fallow year for the Festival.

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.

We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously by the end of June. But even if it has, we are no longer able to spend the next three months with thousands of crew here on the farm, helping us with the enormous job of building the infrastructure and attractions needed to welcome more than 200,000 people to a temporary city in these fields.

We would like to send our sincere apologies to the 135,000 people who have already paid a deposit for a Glastonbury 2020 ticket. The balance payments on those tickets were due at the beginning of April and we wanted to make a firm decision before then.

We understand that it is not always easy to secure a Glastonbury ticket, which is why we would like to offer all those people the chance to roll their £50 deposit over to next year, and guarantee the opportunity to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2021. Those who would prefer a refund of that £50 will be able to contact See Tickets in the coming days in order to secure that. This option will remain available until September this year. For those who are happy to roll their deposit over, that will happen automatically. Further information – including details on rolling over coach packages, official accommodation bookings and local Sunday tickets – will be added to our website in the coming days.


The cancellation of this year’s Festival will no doubt come as a terrible blow to our incredible crew and volunteers who work so hard to make this event happen. There will also inevitably be severe financial implications as a result of this cancellation – not just for us, but also the Festival’s charity partners, suppliers, traders, local landowners and our community.

We were so looking forward to welcoming you all for our 50th anniversary with a line-up full of fantastic artists and performers that we were incredibly proud to have booked. Again, we’re so sorry that this decision has been made. It was not through choice. But we look forward to welcoming you back to these fields next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you.

Michael & Emily

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Update 11.08am -

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 postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The festival confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday that the event, which was set to take place from 24-28 June at its usual home of Worthy Farm in Somerset, had been rescheduled to take place in 2021.

The festival had taken a business-as-usual approach until only a few days ago, announcing its third and final headliner – LA rapper Kendrick Lamar was unveiled as the Friday night bill topper – last week.

On Thursday 12 March the festival announced an additional 90 acts – including Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagherthat would fill its schedules, but less than a week later the impact of the Covid-19 virus was deemed so severe that the festival was no longer tenable.
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this year has now completely gone to
JohnnyRoller18/03/2020 11:20

this year has now completely gone to


To be fair, the line up was anyway
To be honest though if you are desperate to experience a bunch of people going wild, rolling around in the mud, and experiencing massive queues for overpriced food and drink you might as well just stay at home and wait another couple of weeks the way things are going here right now.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 18th Mar
Haircut_10018/03/2020 12:03

To be honest though if you are desperate to experience a bunch of people …To be honest though if you are desperate to experience a bunch of people going wild, rolling around in the mud, and experiencing massive queues for overpriced food and drink you might as well just stay at home and wait another couple of weeks the way things are going here right now.


I mean, it’s halfway there already. Waited half hour for a till in Tesco at 11pm.
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