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Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis confirms Festival tickets can be rolled over to 2022

Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis confirms Festival tickets can be rolled over to 2022

In the event that the 2021 edition of Glastonbury Festival doesn’t go ahead…

Emily Eavis has confirmed that current Glastonbury ticketholders will be able to roll their bookings over to 2022 should the festival not go ahead this year.

The Festival’s organiser replied to a string of questions posed to her via Twitter (January 4), assuring ticketholders that 2021 passes will remain valid.

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Glastonbury was set to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020 – with headliners in Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney – but was forced to cancel the 2020 instalment due to the coronavirus outbreak just a week after the lineup was announced back in March of last year.

At this stage, it is still unknown whether the 2021 edition of Glastonbury, which has not been cancelled, can go ahead safely.

“Will tickets roll over again to next year if it is cancelled?” – asked one person on Twitter, to which Eavis replied: “Yes!”.

Another Glasto-fan said: “Please carry tickets over to 2022 if you do have to sadly cancel” – with Eavis replied: “Of course”

If the 2021 edition of Glastonbury Festival will indeed get cancelled, this will be the second time Glastonbury ticketholders would have had their passes moved from, one year to the next – as the ticketholders for the cancelled 2020 event have already had their tickets moved to 2021.

Eavis was forced to deny claims made by Spice Girls’ Mel B (January 4) that this year’s event has been pulled. The Worthy Farm-held event is hoping to hold its latest event from June 23-27.

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The Glastonbury organiser stressed last month that Glastonbury 2021 has “not [been] cancelled yet”, but rumours of the Festival being axed for the second consecutive year were fueled once again after Spice Girls singer Mel B claimed on BBC Radio 5 Live that she “knows” Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled.

Speaking to BBC 5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake (January 4), Mel B said: “I know that Glastonbury’s has been cancelled, so a lot of big stage performances are kind of on hold again this year, which is sad, but we’ve got to get this virus under control, I guess”. Nihal also pressed the singer about whether the girl group would be up for doing the Glastonbury Sunday tea-time Legends slot, to which Mel B replied: “I mean, I’ve always wanted to do that, all of us have…”

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Late last year, Eavis told the BBC that they are doing “everything we can” to ensure it takes place next year.

She said: “The hard part is understanding exactly what we’ll be planning for, and what impact that will have on what we’re able to do. But right now I’m not sure there’s anything we could do that would completely ensure we can welcome 200,000 people to spend six days in some fields in June 2021.”

Eavis also noted that if the festival could not happen in its traditional form, the organisers will consider inviting artists to perform on the farm for a series of live streams.

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