“Given the current circumstances, the land used by Glastonbury Festival is closed to the public…”
Glastonbury Festival organisers have issued a request from the public to not visit Worthy Farm.
Posting the plea via their official website earlier today (May 19), the message reads: “Worthy Farm and its surrounding farms are private property and, given the current circumstances, the land used by Glastonbury Festival is closed to the public.
“Despite this, we have seen increasing numbers of visitors attempting to access the site used by the Festival.
“For the sake of those who continue to work and live on the site, we would ask that you please do not consider visiting. Those who do attempt to access the site will be asked to leave.
Following official confirmation that Glastonbury‘s 50th-anniversary celebrations have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 crises, the Festival has been doing its best to help combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Headed by Michael and Emily Eavis, Glastonbury donated cotton tote bags to hospitals in need, while also giving away thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks meant for Glastonbury 2020 to frontline emergency services – including Avon and Somerset Police and NHS staff. The Festival also gave away several thousand ponchos which have been repurposed as anti-coronavirus PPE.
Glastonbury 2020 was set to be held at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28 – In a message from organisers, announcing Glastonbury 2020’s cancellation, Michael and Emily Eavis explained that cancelling this year’s event was their “only viable option” following “new government measures announced this week” to prevent the spread of the pandemic – saying: “We’re so sorry that this decision has been made. It was not through choice. But we look forward to welcoming you back to these fields next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you.”