Reaction to the cancellation of Glastonbury 2021

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Responding to the news that Glastonbury 2021 has been cancelled, Oxfam’s Chief Support Officer – Engagement (Peter Haden) said:

“We are very sorry to hear this year’s festival is cancelled. But it’s the right thing to do. The health and safety of everyone involved – including 2,500 Oxfam volunteers – must be the priority.

“We are very grateful for the very generous support we have received from Michael and Emily Eavis over the last 28 years. It has had a huge impact on the lives of some of the world’s poorest people, including providing clean water and sanitation in places of desperate need.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with Glastonbury and to being back on Worthy Farm next year. We will be in touch with all Oxfam festival volunteers who were due to join us at Glastonbury 2021 as soon as possible.”