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Vale of Glamorgan residents celebrate Glastonbury weekend in style

 

Residents of the Vale of Glamorgan have been celebrating Glastonbury Festival despite the event being cancelled. 

This weekend was supposed to mark the festival’s 50th anniversary but in March it was announced it was no longer taking place due to COVID-19.  

In a statement released on the official Glastonbury social media accounts, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said: “We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going to have to cancel Glastonbury 2020.  

“Tickets for this year will roll over to next year.” 

A full statement was released on their website.  

In May the BBC revealed they would be broadcasting classic Glastonbury sets across TV, radio and online to celebrate the anniversary.  

Despite there being no physical festival to attend this weekend, many have still been celebrating in style by putting on their own socially distanced festival or BBQ.  

Lucy Mills, from Barry, celebrated in her garden with friends. 

She said: “We’ve been a few times [to Glastonbury], but this year none of us managed to get tickets, so we’d planned to get together anyway.  

“Even though there was social distancing in place, we still managed to have a great night.  

“It started to rain too so it really was like being at Glastonbury!” 

Firefighter, Steven Brown, always takes time off work to watch the festival but this year was slightly more meaningful as he was able to spend it with loved ones who he hadn’t been able to see due to lockdown restrictions.  

He said: “We’re all key workers and it felt like the best way to get together after months of being apart.” 

Glastonbury Festival will now take place in 2021 where the 50th Anniversary celebrations will continue.  

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