Statement on Glastonbury festival cancellation

Statement from #WeMakeEvents on the cancellation of Glastonbury festival

‘Everyone has been saying loud and clear that without Government backed insurance, the 2021 festival season won’t happen. Despite this, the government has not acted and now Glastonbury has been cancelled, which will likely trigger a domino effect leading to a wave of cancellations and delays throughout all types of live events.

Our sector is collapsing. We have been unable to work for almost a year, but have been excluded in many ways from vital support. To survive, we have to be able to start working as soon as it is safe to do so – which means Government backed insurance must be put in place urgently – as well as additional financial support.’

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