The UK’s biggest festival has added itself to the list of major events around the world that will no longer go ahead.

The huge and world-renowned Glastonbury festival has been cancelled for 2020. Following the situations surrounding the Coronavirus has had too much of an impact already for the organisers to feel they can go ahead with the gathering of music and entertainment in June.

The organisers, Michael and Emily Eavis, made the announcement today. Whilst the 135,000 who have already paid their deposits for ticket’s clearly won’t be heading to the fields of Glastonbury this year they are offering every one of them the chance to roll it over to 2021 – guaranteeing them a ticket.

They wrote:

The cancellation of this year’s festival will no doubt come as a terrible blow to our incredible crew and volunteers who work so hard to make this event happen. There will also inevitably be severe financial implications as a result of this cancellation – not just for us, but also the Festival’s charity partners, suppliers, traders, local landowners and our community.

We were so looking forward to welcoming you all for our 50th anniversary with a line-up full of fantastic artists and performers that we were incredibly proud to have booked. Again, we’re so sorry that this decision has been made. It was not through choice. But we look forward to welcoming you back to these fields next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you.