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Will Coronavirus lead to the cancellation of Glastonbury?


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1 minute ago, Matt42 said:

The festival won’t be going ahead if anything our news outlets are reporting is true.

I've yet to read any news outlet suggesting this ban will continue until the end of June - can you link to a source?

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13 minutes ago, Ozanne said:

I think they've probably buckled under the pressure from the public and cancellation of events by our organisations in the country. Bin regards to Glastonbury though, I don't think it changes the stances that much. I can't see the ban being from 20th March till 20th June, so I'd say still in the same boat.

I'm guessing the wave of event cancellations today has forced their hand, and that them saying "Big events can still go ahead" was just undermined straight away by dozens of things getting cancelled or re-arranged anyway.

What size are comparable bans in other countries? Might give us a rough estimate.

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1 minute ago, Matt42 said:

The festival won’t be going ahead if anything our news outlets are reporting is true.

Not one of the news outlets has said anything about a cancellation of mass gatherings stretching as far as the end of June. 

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Just now, Gilgamesh69 said:

How many people constitutes a large gathering?

Depends who you ask. Some bans have been over 5,000, while some others have been bans for events over 500 or even 100.

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Sadly think this is over now, any sort of end date will have insurance company worried that it may just be extended.

With this ban in place before deposits need to be paid , think the festival may have little choice to stop it now.

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Just now, JoBalls said:

Not one of the news outlets has said anything about a cancellation of mass gatherings stretching as far as the end of June. 

Is it more that Emily and Michael will feel forced to cancel and irresponsible to allow it to go ahead? 
 

I dunno. I’m feeling low right now guys I must say 😔

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1 minute ago, charlierc said:

I'm guessing the wave of event cancellations today has forced their hand, and that them saying "Big events can still go ahead" was just undermined straight away by dozens of things getting cancelled or re-arranged anyway.

What size are comparable bans in other countries? Might give us a rough estimate.

Most seem to be nothing over 500, although I did see a state in Germany announce 100.

 

This U-Turn will be partly driven by the large jump in numbers today too. This week’s daily growth:

16.93%

22.25%

29.39%

35.25%

 

So it's probably a combination of everything, plus Boris not really having a clue.

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10 minutes ago, Gilgamesh69 said:

I was thinking earlier: regardless of lineup, the next Glastonbury we experience could be one of the best . A really joyous magical weekend.

If it's this year, people will be so happy that it wasn't cancelled and grateful to be there. If it's cancelled and people have to wait til 2021, then I still think people will be so happy to finally be there, after waiting for two years.

 

I reckon it's going to be very emotional though. Tears everywhere

I'm starting to think that even if it was on this year, it would feel pretty sketchy. Especially if you hadn't already had corona by then. Could you imagine the come down from Glastonbury, combined with bastard pneumonia? Or worse contracting it a week earlier and coming down with the fucker instead of watching the headliners.

Shit man, I'm going to a corona party soon (which should totally be the name of Confidence Man's next single)

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If a ban was to come into effect from mid March to June, then essentially the world as we know it will be over. That’s not even an exaggeration, it would be that bad for hundreds of millions of people.
Then a music festival (albeit the best party in the world) would be the least of anybody’s worries. 

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1 minute ago, Ozanne said:

Most seem to be nothing over 500, although I did see a state in Germany announce 100.

 

This U-Turn will be partly driven by the large jump in numbers today too. This week’s daily growth:

16.93%

22.25%

29.39%

35.25%

 

So it's probably a combination of everything, plus Boris not really having a clue.

But there was no large jump in numbers today? If anything it was much less than expected?

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10 minutes ago, Matt42 said:

The festival won’t be going ahead if anything our news outlets are reporting is true.

Not now Matt. 

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1 minute ago, ModernMan said:

Is it more that Emily and Michael will feel forced to cancel and irresponsible to allow it to go ahead? 
 

I dunno. I’m feeling low right now guys I must say 😔

Honestly I think they won’t make the decision until they absolutely have to. The poster coming out yesterday was a clear indication that if there’s a way for the festival to go ahead this year it will. If anything I think they might move the balance payment window/resale back a few weeks and then make a decision based on the situation toward the end of April/beginning of May.

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Folks have become much less concerned about the deployment of single use plastics in the last week, thet's  just leave that there. 

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There’s probably only two options the festival has at this moment in time unfortunately

1. Cancel Glastonbury 2020

2. Change the payment date till end April to give another 4 weeks to monitor the situation.

Can’t see them taking 1,35000 people’s payment if there is the slightest of doubt it could be cancelled. 

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1 minute ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

But there was no large jump in numbers today? If anything it was much less than expected?

Good point. I'm guessing they probably wanted lower jumps all in all, and todays one wasn't in-line with that, which combined with all the other events has led them to this. Bearingmind though it says at the END of next week, so they are obviously happy to let things continue to for another 7 days.

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2 minutes ago, stuartbert two hats said:

I'm starting to think that even if it was on this year, it would feel pretty sketchy. Especially if you hadn't already had corona by then. Could you imagine the come down from Glastonbury, combined with bastard pneumonia? Or worse contracting it a week earlier and coming down with the fucker instead of watching the headliners.

There would absolutely be infected people there attending because they're as-yet asymptomatic, and people who won't let a sore throat stop them from going to Glastonbury. So yeah, any of us attending this year, if it does go ahead, are taking a risk.

I also have to factor in that I'll be returning home to spend a couple of days with my parents, who are both 70 next year. That has to be considered.

Even if it's on, we'll each have to decide if attending is the responsible thing to ourselves, our families and other attendees.

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Just now, ITK19889 said:

2. Change the payment date till end April to give another day 4 weeks to monitor the situation.

This is a good suggestion. They're in a unique position to be able to do this over most, and would make sense. It would mean pushing the resale back though, of course, and no idea if that would have additional knock on effects (getting tickets printed in time is the only thing that comes to mind really)

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8 minutes ago, JoBalls said:

Not one of the news outlets has said anything about a cancellation of mass gatherings stretching as far as the end of June. 

But a ban doesn't need to go into June for Glasto to be cancelled. If there's no let up by April the plug could be pulled by then, or even earlier.

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Hate to bring negative waves but just seen a Sun report on Facebook saying ALL mass gatherings to be banned from Monday - emergency legislation - Glastonbury mentioned, Wimbledon even. Source not mentioned. Fucking hell.

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7 minutes ago, Deaf Nobby Burton said:

But there was no large jump in numbers today? If anything it was much less than expected?

The official numbers are becoming nonsense as it's now almost impossible to get tested, even if you have all the symptoms

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