Glastonbury ‘cancelled’ for 2026

Glastonbury festival has been cancelled for 2026 credit:Bang Showbiz
Glastonbury festival has been cancelled for 2026 credit:Bang Showbiz

Glastonbury festival has been cancelled for 2026.

Bosses of the event at Worthy Farm, Somerset, confirmed on Sunday (30.06.24) it will not go ahead next summer as it will be one of its traditional “fallow” years to allow the land to recover from the thousands of fans who descend there for the music extravaganza.

Organiser Emily Eavis, 44, whose farmer father Michael, 88, started the festival in 1970, told The Sun: “(It will) give the land a rest. The festival before a fallow year is always a fun one to plan, because you almost have to fit two years into one.

“We’re already in talks with some acts for it. It’s exciting!”

Glastonbury’s fallow years are usually every fifth summer, with its last one in 2018 before it returned the following year.

Sunday (30.06.24) saw the final day of this year’s even – with Shania Twain, 58, performing in its coveted Legends Slot before a closing headline act by 34-year-old SZA – born Solána Imani Rowe – on the Pyramid Stage.

Emily added about this year’s event: “I really would like to say thank you to everyone who’s made this year so special.

“It’s got to be the best one yet. Every single one of our vast, incredible crew is crucial to making this event work.

“And, of course, it simply wouldn’t exist without the participation of the kind, brilliant, respectful festivalgoers.

“I think people here show a better way to live, and that they do take a little bit of that back to the outside world with them.

“It honestly restores your faith in humanity.”

Coldplay’s Saturday (29.06.24) night set saw them bring on Parkinson’s-battling Michael J Fox, 63, in a wheelchair to tell him as he held a guitar he was the reason they became a band – in an apparent reference to his guitar playing in ‘Back to the Future’.

Dua Lipa played the Pyramid Stage the previous night and revealed to a 100,000-strong crowd: “I’ve written this moment down and wished for it and dreamt of it and worked so hard.”