Earlier today, Glastonbury organisers confirmed the cancellation of the festival’s 50th anniversary following global concerns of the coronavirus pandemic.
Confirming that 2020 will now become an “enforced fallow year”, the festival will return [hopefully] in June 2021, with ticketholders for this year automatically receiving attendance to next year’s event.
Yesterday however, following rumours of the impending cancellation, we asked our readers to supply their own messages of support to Emily and Michael Eavis, and you didn’t let us down. We know that Glastonbury-goers have a lot of love for both the Eavis family, and Worthy Farm itself, and the outpouring of emotion has once again shown how powerful the ‘Glastonbury Spirit’ is.
Check some of the messages below:
Michael and Emily. Glastonbury is not just about one year. You have built this amazing event through your amazing hard work over 50 years. You have had your adversities but just get stronger. Thank you for all the happiness you bring to millions of us. 👍🙂— Robert Capleton (@CapletonRobert) March 17, 2020
If @glastonbury doesn’t go ahead remember it’s not @emilyeavis or Michael’s fault. But do remember this like the Phoenix that’s burnt every year the festival will be back. Better than the previous year and will always be the best festival in the world.— Daddy Keeping it Together (@DaddyTogether) March 17, 2020
I’ll repeat it here then. @emilyeavis, Nick, Michael & the whole team behind @glastonbury Festival, I can’t imagine your situation right now, or how you will feel if the show can’t go on. Just be assured that we love you all, what you do & how you do it. Stay strong. Huge hugs.— Martin Curtis (@MartinCurtis01) March 17, 2020
Big hugs and love to the Eavis family at this difficult time. We will support you in your decision of course. 💚💚💚 pic.twitter.com/7prhPappL8— SJ Smallpage (@SjSmallpage) March 17, 2020
We love you @emilyeavis and everyone who works at the festival. I know any decision to cancel will hurt for you more than it does for us. You do what you’ve gotta do, and we support you in all of it. Hope to see you down on the farm, whenever it may be.— Andy H (@DoctorCuriosity) March 17, 2020