UPDATE FROM LYTHAM FESTIVAL:
LYTHAM FESTIVAL 2021 UPDATE
We were sad today to see our friends at Glastonbury Festival announce the cancellation of their 2021 festival. Glastonbury is a huge undertaking with massive infrastructure that takes many months to build and construct. With their work due to start in the coming weeks we understand in the climate of uncertainty they couldn’t go ahead.
Fortunately, at Lytham Festival we are able to be much more nimble and reactive. Our build programme for the whole festival site is just 7 days, so we are able to build the site very quickly.
We’re currently waiting for the Government to give us guidance on when we can reopen and hold our festival safely. We’re ready to put into place whatever protocols are asked of us.
What we can say is that we are doing everything in our power to ensure 2021 goes ahead and we will communicate directly with our audiences if anything changes.
Despite the negativity in the news and social media, the 2021 festival has sold more tickets at this point than ever before, so it is clear the vast majority of our audience want the festival to take place. Please stick with us, stay positive and we will see you, on The Green in the summer. If anything changes, you’ll hear it from us first.
Headlines across national media today is the sad news that Glastonbury 23-27 June 2021 has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and continuing lockdown.
Their official site said today “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will not take place, and that this will be another enforced fallow year for us.
In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year. We are so sorry to let you all down.
As with last year, we would like to offer all those who secured a ticket in October 2019 the opportunity to roll their £50 deposit over to next year, and guarantee the chance to buy a ticket for Glastonbury 2022. We are very appreciative of the faith and trust placed in us by those of you with deposits, and we are very confident we can deliver something really special for us all in 2022!
We thank you for your incredible continued support and let’s look forward to better times ahead.
Michael & Emily”
This has brought concern that the Lytham 2021 festival, which is scheduled to take part three days after the Glastonbury event will also be cancelled. Former Health and Safety officer Roy Ambrose from Freckleton told Lytham St Annes News “With the cancellation of Glastonbury we have to be realistic – this puts this years Lytham Festival taking place in serious doubt. He added “if it is cancelled, which I thin k is likely, it will be sad news as the hospitality sector depend on the Festival financially – and this year they would have really needed the boost”.
Despite the announcement of Glastonbury cancellation , Lytham Festival 2021 tickets are still on sale featuring acts such as Diana Ross, Snow Patrol and Lionel Richie. https://www.lythamfestival.com/