Thousands of people were scheduled to descend on the Somerset site this week to celebrate stellar programming by artists in the scorching sun.
Concerned about the future of the festival, Glastonbury organizers stressed that it was important that the event returns in 2021 or that it could be “curtains”.
Speaking to The Guardian, 84-year-old Michael Eavis and his 40-year-old daughter Emily Eavis suggested that next year’s show may or may not be a success for the annual event.
“We have to run next year, or we would be seriously bankrupt … It has to happen to us, we have to keep going,” Michael told the publication.
“Otherwise, they will be curtains. I don’t think we could wait another year.
He added, “We don’t have unlimited resources – we have enough to float the next event. ”
While plans for a 2021 revival are already well advanced, the future of the festival is at stake – as is that of all major events across the country.
Emily Eavis added that they would be in “a very serious situation if we were to cancel next year’s event, but then the whole live industry will be at stake if we have another summer without festivals, and we will not don’t know what level there will be government support for this industry. ”
In their interview, Emily revealed that the cancellation of the 2020 festival had cost them a considerable sum of money.
However, she reassured fans that the festival has always evolved and overcame all the obstacles they faced.
Organizers have also teased that there could be many surprises in store for 2021 as they seek to merge two years of shows and some 2020 headliners may be scheduled for next year.
As the country goes through a scorching week, many remember what would have been a glorious Glastonbury Festival starring Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift.
The cancellation of the pandemic and the festival also didn’t stop impatient fans from trying to “destroy” the site.
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