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Glastonbury 2020 Cancelled - I am sorry to be the bearer of this news.


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11 minutes ago, squirrelarmy said:

It all depends on what the land is used for in the non summer months. Someone with more local knowledge should be able to inform us. 

It would be possible to use the land.in September as the land isn't used for growing crops and you can't put animals on the land as they could swallow metal or plastic. 

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2 minutes ago, Padgey said:

Wimbledon still planning to go ahead, although that is probably easier to make a decision closer to the time if they need to pull it. 

It will probably be held behind closed doors or least have no general admission tickets available. Wouldn’t be surprised if there are some members of society who are still able to go. 

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Just now, squirrelarmy said:

It will probably be held behind closed doors or least have no general admission tickets available. Wouldn’t be surprised if there are some members of society who are still able to go. 

It'll be Queen on one side of centre court and Cliff Richard on the other.

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It's all about timing. If you could make the postponement call in late April/early May you'd have much more of a clearer picture on the situation in September.

Having to make that call now, versus outright cancellation, makes it clear cancellation is the way forward.

That being said if they do postpone I'll be back on the hype train! 

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22 minutes ago, eastynh said:

Glastonbury is not important, festivals are not important. What is important is the rest of us doing everything we can to make life as easy as possible for the likes of yourself.

I understand people are disappointed. You are cleatly devastated yourself. But when you are going to be putting your life on the line and sacraficing god knows what else to help other people then it needs the rest of us to do whats required, to get through this as quickly as possible. If it means us all going into lockdown andd us all missing a festival then so be.

Now I appreciate I may be a little harsh on peoples emotions here and there is bound to be a lot of disappointed people. Yet people are going to lose loved ones and people are going to lose jobs. One persons life is not worth sacraficing so 150K people can dance in a field. There WILL be other festivals. Yet there might be people on this board who do not get to see their grand parents again.

Good look @bloom92 in what is lay ahead for you. I am scared for you and I am not on the frontline. Please jeep us updated on how you are getting on. If anyone deserves priority for Glastonbury 2021 it is the likes of yourself and the other emergency servicees who are going to take the brunt of the shit sorm that is heading our way.

 

That's a good point actually: I wonder if they could do some kind of priority tickets for medical staff who want to go as a kind of thank you? Hard to organise I'd guess, but would be a great gesture.

@bloom92 and other health workers, you are legends. Please know how grateful everyone is to you for the sacrifices you have had to make and all the hard work you put in under already difficult circumstances.

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If they can I dont know why they wouldnt at least say postponed. It gives them approximately 2 more months of time before they have to put the money in and start the build. I wouldnt think they had anything to lose by buying them 2 more months. They could easily push the balance payment date 2 months and wait and see. Why not?

 

I'm not sure what kind of model you are following over there, but here in Canada the border is shutting down for 30 days, social distancing, etc. But those measures will likely only be for a MAX 2 months. 

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1 hour ago, Ayrshire Chris said:

In a strange way this thread has kinda cushioned the blow of an unexpected out of the blue announcement from the festival. It’s still awful, a shock etc but when we officially hear, I am now prepared for it. Keep safe everyone 

Having said that, it wouldn't have been out of the blue, given the wider circumstances.

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46 minutes ago, Andy0808 v5 said:

I think somebody (smorf? Can’t find his username on tag) posted quite late last night saying he spoke to somebody he knows from see tickets and they suggested they heard it was being postponed not cancelled.

Dont think much was made about it due to time it was posted and he never came back.

 

edit: @morph100 - fuck knows where I got smorf from

Haha close enough 

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18 minutes ago, Piltonperson said:

It would be possible to use the land.in September as the land isn't used for growing crops and you can't put animals on the land as they could swallow metal or plastic. 

It’s a dairy farm, they graze cattle on it. One of the reasons for no glass and the litter pickers having a hard time picking up every single cigerette butt and nos canister. 

Boomtown is home to sheep most of the year 

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39 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

the modelling the govt are working from has a lock-down until mid-sept, and yup, cases would be under control then.

But that model also has cases at their very worst in November if the restrictions are removed in September - so I can't really see the restrictions being removed in September as that is what would cause the November high point.

I think it's possible that some restrictions might be lifted during the summer for a short-ish time, but I also think that things won't be back to normal and that we'll be aware that tight restrictions will come back into force.

Yeah that makes sense. 

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Would obviously love a postponement but can't see it. Imagine the meeting this morning will be to thrash out whether to roll over tickets. Been looking forward to Galstonbury like everyone else and I'm really gutted. Everyone's plans have been hampered with this, so there's disappointment all round. 

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Not gonna say where I've heard it from but from what I've been told..

That's it til 2021. They were trying for other dates (August mentioned) but for one reason or another, they aren't happening. I'm guessing purely due to how up in the air things are. Would look silly and be even more gutting if they rescheduled for August/September and the situation hasn't improved.

Artists (not sure if all or just some stages) have been offered the 2021 slots. There's already some who aren't able to do it but I'm not sure who that is. I'm assuming the intention is to go with the same lineup in 2021, because that would be the decent thing to do but naturally some artists won't commit to that.

No idea on an announcement, you'd think today logically 

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Just now, mufcok said:

Not gonna say where I've heard it from but from what I've been told..

That's it til 2021. They were trying for other dates (August mentioned) but for one reason or another, they aren't happening. I'm guessing purely due to how up in the air things are. Would look silly and be even more gutting if they rescheduled for August/September and the situation hasn't improved.

Artists (not sure if all or just some stages) have been offered the 2021 slots. There's already some who aren't able to do it but I'm not sure who that is.

No idea on an announcement, you'd think today logically 

If the artists are being offered the 2021 slots then you’d hope they’d do the same for the punters 

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