Festival fans everywhere are hopeful for a better summer in 2021 after the pandemic led to the cancellation of live music, including Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary festival.

Organiser Michael Eavis is hoping to bring the famous Worthy Farm festival back next year, and said in a recent interview: “The testing is going so well now, there could be massive testing arrangements.”

Eavis was in conversation with Chris Salmon at the Wells Festival of Literature on Wednesday night and seemed positive about the future of the festival and the potential for testing: “Do we want to test 200,000 people, three times – when they leave their home; when they’re halfway here; and when they get to the gate – so that we’re clear of Covid?”

Michael was asked which band he would love to play at Glastonbury, and his answer was Fleetwood Mac, but said they “talk to them every year but it’s never quite right, or the money’s not right.”

Emily Eavis has been reassuring fans there are no plans to move the festival back to September either, tweeting: “For those who have been asking, we have no plans to move next year’s Glastonbury to September 2021 – we’re still very much aiming for June.”

She continued: “Also, we’ve moved our ticket resale back from October to April, because so few people have asked for a refund (next year’s Festival remains sold out), meaning we don’t have enough tickets to resell. Plus, we’ve extended the free cancellation deadline until the end of January.”

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