Statement on cancellation of Glastonbury Festival

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Responding to the news that Glastonbury 2020 has been cancelled, Oxfam’s director of audience engagement Nicola Tallett 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 festival-goers, staff and volunteers – including 2,700 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 27 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.”

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