Afterwards saying that “as far as the Festival is concerned, wouldn’t it be wonderful to get the majority of our population vaccinated before June 2021”.
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has received his Covid-19 vaccination earlier today (Thursday, December 21), at the GP-led community vaccination site at Shape Centre Mendip District Council offices in Shepton Mallet.
According to Greatest Hits Radio South West, the legendary 85-years-young dairy farmer said: “It is amazing to be in one of the first groups of people to have the Covid-19 vaccine in Somerset. It is great that everyone across the country will be offered the vaccine in due course. It is really important that everyone takes the opportunity to have the free vaccine when it is offered to them – it is our only real chance of protecting ourselves and our friends and family from this disease.”
Adding that: “As far as the festival is concerned, wouldn’t it be wonderful to get the majority of our population vaccinated before June 2021, so that we can celebrate next summer in proper ‘Glastonbury style’. The staff in the vaccination centre have been brilliant – really friendly. They’ve answered all my questions and it’s been very well organised. I’d like to say a big thank to everyone involved, including all the wonderful volunteers.”
Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis, 85, had his Covid-19 vaccination today on New Year’s Eve.
Michael said: Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get the majority of our population vaccinated before June 2021, so that we can celebrate next summer in proper ‘Glastonbury style’ pic.twitter.com/ixIUozRHsP
— NHS South West (@NHSSW) December 31, 2020
Earlier this month Mr Eavis sounded more determinedly optimistic than ever, saying that Glastonbury 2021 is “going to happen”.
A decision on whether Glastonbury 2021 will be staged is expected to be announced early in the New Year.
Glastonbury was set to celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer down on Worthy Farm – with headliners in Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney – but was forced to cancel this year’s instalment due to the coronavirus outbreak just a week after the lineup was announced back in March.
Recently, Glastonbury co-organiser and daughter of Michael Eavis, Emily Eavis said the Glastonbury team were “a long way” from being able to confirm the 2021 event but are doing everything they can to ensure it takes place next year.
It comes after 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.Advertisement