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


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8 minutes ago, jparx said:

Hope all is well Fuzz. Was hoping to bump in to you having a good boogie during Taylor!

Thanks.

It's a massive shame. I would have been there. I might do a twitter live of me singing along to All too Well on the Sunday Night!

It's been a tough year so far for everyone. Hopefully it improves soon.

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Quick note to think carefully when coming to post things like "yes it's sad but it's just a festival" and "we will all have bigger things to worry about soon". Yes, for myself and for most people here

We're all pretty shocked by the unprecedented (in our lifetimes) events  happening across the world. Some of us are focusing on a music festival, in the way that you can burst into tears when spilling

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Daughter pointed out something to ponder. There's always a huge number of us disappointed, by rolling over they've saved 135k from not only being disappointed but upset by missing out. So on the overall happiness meter of life, it's positive and so the right thing to do.

Here's hoping you all get to go next year (apart from one of you, since I still need a ticket).

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1 hour ago, eFestivals said:

that would still create too many cases right now. In Spain 40% of the detected cases are in hospital.

That's because they're focussing on testing the super sick, who happen, funnily enough to be in hospital! 👍

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15 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

Ha! What you're missing is that Sturgeon only jumps the gun with stuff that already been said in front of her in the daily COBRA. It's happened a few times already.

She's dead keen to jump the gun cos it makes her look more carey-sharey.
(tho not as carey-sharey as Salmond, who's been a bit too carey-sharey :P )

Mmm. 

I’m just bitter because I’m a frontline public transport worker and we’re essentially being forced to put ourselves at risk with minimal protection, until we either provably get the disease or the government grows a pair and forces a shutdown. With everything I’ve been looking forward to (holidays, Glastonbury, Eurovision, Euros, Olympics) falling by the wayside on top of working in that environment, my mental health isn’t so good atm.

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37 minutes ago, Rose-Colored Boy said:

Can’t see many people taking a refund in September if they’ve got until the usual April deadline to decide if they want to go. Other than making the refund the default option rather than the rollover, which would undoubtedly have caught lots of people out, asking anyone rolling over to pay the full balance before October was the main hope I was clinging on to for the October pot being a decent size. But ethically that was rightly never going to happen.

I imagine there’s gonna be more people than you think not able to go next year, whether that’s due to family planning, house moves, different work criteria, holidays already booked.

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1 minute ago, Rose-Colored Boy said:

Mmm. 

I’m just bitter because I’m, my mental health isn’t so good atm.

Sorry but just going to pick up on this, please do as I have and speak to friends/family etc. I've never felt so afraid before, so reach out if you can. PM me if you want, always listening

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Just now, Paul ™ said:

Sorry but just going to pick up on this, please do as I have and speak to friends/family etc. I've never felt so afraid before, so reach out if you can. PM me if you want, always listening

Thanks matey. I’m lucky enough to have a good group surrounding me these days, if this had happened five years ago I might not have made it.

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Hope everyone’s okay, this is sad news indeed but understandable. Glastonbury was going to be the crowning jewel of my six months career break, returning to the U.K. from SE Asia just days before it. Now it looks like I’ll be returning a lot sooner and no Glastonbury and likely never have the opportunity to long term travel again. Seems it’s all just coming crashing down at the moment.

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36 minutes ago, zahidf said:

 

 

I think there's already talk that the EU is going to be relaxing these across the board. Kinda has to really - these are rules for a world that's currently on hold.

33 minutes ago, DareToDibble said:

Don't know how it's being handled elsewhere but here in Wales I can't wait to see the disappointment on the kids faces when they think they have extra time off but realise it's just their Easter holidays being bought forward :lol: 

I think its more close to an Easter and summer brought forward combined. Though dunno what any of this means for exams.

1 hour ago, TheFullShaboo said:

So are we thinking that the majority of UK festivals this season will now follow suit and cancel regardless of what month? Our groups looking at booking another festival to compensate for Glasto but now its got us thinking that they may go the same way....

Who knows?

I think anything that's happening in May or June is at risk of cancellation at this time. Its possible smaller things might have an advantage because they don't require the assembly time. But if big things like Glastonbury or even Eurovision (not as popular here but still a huge deal and cancelled) can fall by the wayside, it puts the risk up for others.

Hell, there's a free event held in a local town on May Bank Holiday that's usually on with just a stage and acoustic singers, and I saw them announce their own cancellation on Facebook. Which isn't a great sign.

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59 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

Scotland has announced closing schools.

I'm guessing similar has already been agreed for England. 

schools closure announcement for England expected at 5pm.

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1 hour ago, Cream Soda said:

@maelzoid @eFestivals Thanks for the explanation.  With the old and vulnerable on lockdown for 12 weeks would it not make sense for the fit and healthy to mingle now while they are shielded?  Would that not result in fewer hospitalisations than locking down everyone and then having everyone mix again at some point in the future?  

That's really a question for an epidemiologist. To be honest, I'm only going by what I read in New Scientist.

But the truth is not all the old and vulnerable are locked down, despite all the warnings and guidance. I saw a whole pack of them in the Morrison's coffee shop of all places yesterday.

I also think at this early stage we still have a lot to learn about the virus itself, exactly how it moves from person to person, exact incubation times, what strategies work best to protect people. Right now, I think there is some erring on the side of caution, but that's the best thing to do until knowledge is more firmly established.

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45 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

Ha! What you're missing is that Sturgeon only jumps the gun with stuff that already been said in front of her in the daily COBRA. It's happened a few times already.

She's dead keen to jump the gun cos it makes her look more carey-sharey.
(tho not as carey-sharey as Salmond, who's been a bit too carey-sharey :P )

Correct, ever since she’s went to the cobra meetings she announces something very statespersonlike just ahead of the UK as a whole. Makes her look like she is leading but actually all she is doing is leaking a decision already made.   Just as well glasto wasn’t discussed at cobra or she would have leaked our cancellation as well! 

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6 hours ago, RarerThanDandyB said:

What shite has he said? 

This, sorry for the delay, had to sleep.

 


ok, i will read the 13 pages that came about in the last 6 hours. But i have to go cry for a bit, then say something i guess.

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Feel very sorry for this small festival. They tried to launch last year, but got scuppered the week before by a planning technicality. They were all set to go again this year... 

Would you pick yourself up for a third shot? Rhetorical question, no need to answer 

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1 hour ago, northernringo said:

Not a great time to be a sub teacher. My girlfriend finished her PGCE in June and has been subbing in Northern Ireland all term so far. She has work confirmed for this week but no future bookings (same with any substitute over here that wasn't on long term cover).

She is potentially looking at no income now until September.

Assuming it isn't primary, tell her to get registered on first tutors. My other half is a teacher and does some tutoring in the evenings for extra cash. She is constantly having to refuse work, so there is plenty of work out there, maybe moreso now with schools being closed. 

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44 minutes ago, Dave_c said:

Assuming it isn't primary, tell her to get registered on first tutors. My other half is a teacher and does some tutoring in the evenings for extra cash. She is constantly having to refuse work, so there is plenty of work out there, maybe moreso now with schools being closed. 

That is so true - there will be a new market for online tutors where maybe there wasn't as much before. Especially with parents wanting kids to keep up to date ahead of potential exams. 

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