Glastonbury ‘could go bankrupt’ if it can’t be staged in 2021

Glastonbury ‘could go bankrupt’ if it can’t be staged in 2021

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”.