Glastonbury is one of the largest and most prestigious music festivals in the world, that takes place every year in England. Now, it could be suspended until 2022, despite the fact that the organizers are working to make it possible from next year on. The truth is that they do not have the certainty that it can develop due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, a fact that has led them to set the stage to carry out the festival again in two years' time.
Glastonbury Festival Might Not Return Until 2022
Glastonbury's founder, Michael Eavis, who despite making evident the efforts being made, is aware of the difficult picture that is being presented. "500 people is okay, isn't it. But my job, 250,000 altogether, is too many people I suppose... I'm still hoping I'm going to be running 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," Michael said to ITV News West Country.
Therefore, Michael made it clear that going back in 2022 is a more realistic possibility. Still, he assured the public that he is not worried about a possible disappearance of the festival, since he trusts that it will return "stronger" than ever.
Glastonbury Will Return "Stronger" Than Ever
"No 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… so we might have to wait for two years, maybe. But I am still hoping and we are fighting and working at it all the time to make sure it happens next year," he added.
In 2020, it was planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival, which would have a solid lineup, including names such as Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Thom Yorke, and Primal Scream, among many others.
We will have to wait and see what happens concerning all large public gatherings, festivals, and concerts as the world continues to deal with the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.