What is Glastonbury's new 2021 date?

23 June 2020, 11:45

Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage 2017
Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage 2017. Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Glastonbury organisers have announced their plans to showcase historic headline sets this year, but when was the festival meant to take place and what is the rescheduled date?

Glastonbury Festival 2020 was forced to cancel its 50th anniversary due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This week, the Somerset festival has rolled out a plan to allow music-lovers to celebrate it from home by showcasing headline sets from across the years from the likes of David Bowie, Adele and more.

The 50th anniversary of the festival was set to take place this summer, with Kendrick Lamar, Beatles legend Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift all confirmed to headline the Pyramid Stage.

The Somerset Festival, which takes place on Worthy Farm, announced its cancellation last week, but also confirmed that it will welcome festival-goers back, after being rescheduled in 2021.

But when exactly was Glastonbury 2020 meant to take place? And what is the Glasto 2021 date? Find out here.

Michael Eavis the founder of Glastonbury Festival at the event 2017
Michael Eavis the founder of Glastonbury Festival at the event 2017. Picture: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImag/Getty

When was Glastonbury Festival meant to take place in 2020?

Glastonbury Festival was meant to take place from 24-28 June 2020.

However, the festival took to social media to announce that this would be a "fallow year" and the 50th anniversary would now be celebrated in 2021.

Michael and Emily Eavis' full statement here:

When is the new date for Glastonbury in 2021?

Glastonbury Festival has not confirmed its exact dates yet, but it has long taken place in the last full week of June, so it's likely to take place from 23-27 June 2021.

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