Glastonbury 2020 Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Glastonbury is the latest event to be cancelled amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The music festival was due to run June 24-28 at Worthy Farm in England, with the 50th-anniversary lineup recently being revealed.

However, bosses said in a statement Wednesday: “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.”

See the full statement below.

Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, and Diana Ross were announced as headliners.

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A number of other artists were also due to perform, including Cage the Elephant, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds, Charli XCX, HAIM, Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Pet Shop Boys, Soccer Mommy, and Happy Mondays.

“As things stand,” festival organizer Emily Eaves previously said in a statement on Instagram, “we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary festival in June and we are very proud of the bill that we have put together over the last year or so. No one has a crystal ball to see exactly where we will all be 15 weeks from now, but we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed that it will be here at Worthy Farm for the greatest show on Earth!⁣”

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So, after much consideration given the current circumstances, and with the best of intentions, here is the first list of musical acts for Glastonbury 2020. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ As things stand we are still working hard to deliver our 50th anniversary Festival in June and we are very proud of the bill that we have put together over the last year or so. No one has a crystal ball to see exactly where we will all be 15 weeks from now, but we are keeping our fingers firmly crossed that it will be here at Worthy Farm for the greatest show on Earth!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ As always this is just a taste of what is to come, we plan to announce many more artists and attractions, area by area, over the coming weeks leading up to the full line-up in May. ⁣⁣ In the meantime we post this with much love to all. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ (There’s also a non-circular version of the line-up – and full text list – on our website now) Artwork by Stanley Donwood

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She added, “As always this is just a taste of what is to come, we plan to announce many more artists and attractions, area by area, over the coming weeks leading up to the full lineup in May.”

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Other major events that have been cancelled due to the coronavirus include ComicCon and SXSW. Meanwhile, LiveNation has postponed all its concerts.

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