Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis fear they could be in serious financial danger if the festival was cancelled again due to coronavirus.
Speaking to The Guardian, he said: “We have to run next year, otherwise we would seriously go bankrupt … It has to happen for us, we have to carry on.
“Otherwise it will be curtains. I don’t think we could wait another year.”
The 2020 edition of the festival, with Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar lined up as headliners, was cancelled in mid-March as the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic became clear.
Though his daughter and fellow festival organiser Emily Eavis remains “optimistic,” she added that it would be a: “very serious situation if (they) had to cancel next year’s event”.