Glastonbury hit a hole in one with a huge £900,000 financial boost, from the Cultural Recovery Fund.
Like many of Britain’s music festivals, conflicting with lockdown, due to planning and dates being at the wrong side of June, or there being too much uncertainty, Glastonbury was forced to take another furlough year, cancelling 2021.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden confirmed: “Glastonbury Festival will receive £900,000 to help the festival continue in 2021, with two smaller events this year, as well as to carry the festival through to 2022.”
Despite what it seems, this is not milking a cash cow, Glastonbury is a large enterprise and headlines some of the biggest line ups on the planet and Mike and Emily Eavis, have said the festival has lost millions already this year and its not like the money is going to be tucked safely in Mikes back pocket.
There are operating costs to consider and they are still working hard wanting to deliver something to the faithful who visit worthy farm each year and no doubt this pay out is a life line no doubt, because of the size of the operation its to be expected.
An official statement from organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said, “We’re extremely grateful to be offered a significant award from the Culture Recovery Fund. After losing millions from the cancellation of our last two Festivals, this grant will make a huge difference in helping to secure our future.
Glastonbury announced that they organised an online stream, live from worthy farm event on may the 22nd Tickets £20.