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Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis says organisers are still aiming for June 2021

The festival’s founder, Michael Eavis, previously suggested that the event could be pushed back further

Despite Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis’s uncertainty that the delayed festival will go ahead in 2021 earlier this month (August 3), his daughter and co-organiser Emily Eavis has reassured festivalgoers that they’re “still very much aiming” to run the event in June next year.

In a recent tweet responding to speculation that the festival would be pushed back to 2022, or later in 2021, Emily Eavis writes: “For those who have been asking, we have no plans to move next year’s Glastonbury to September 2021.”

In a follow-up tweet, she also explains that their planned ticket resale has been moved back from October to April, due to the fact that so few people have requested a refund following this year’s cancellation. Tickets for Glastonbury 2021 are currently sold out.

Michael Eavis’s suggestion that Glastonbury could be pushed back to 2022 follows its cancellation due to coronavirus in March this year. The 50th anniversary of the festival was set to be headlined by Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, and Taylor Swift. It would also have featured performances from the likes of Charli XCX, Kacey Musgraves, Lana Del Rey, and Robyn, according to playlists released after it was called off.

A celebration of Glastonbury was run by the BBC in lieu of the real thing back in June, with footage of some of its classic sets and most iconic headline slots.