Glastonbury donates gloves, masks and sanitisers


Glastonbury Festival has donated thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks to frontline emergency services responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

The supplies were due to be used during the now-postponed 50th anniversary of the music festival, which was scheduled to take place in June.

Michael and Emily Eavis, the event’s organisers, previously confirmed that tickets for this year will roll over into 2021.

“On behalf of the A&S Local Resilience Forum we’d like to extend a huge thank you to Michael & @emilyeavis for providing frontline emergency service workers & NHS staff with thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks due to be used @glastonbury 2020,” the force tweeted.

The festival announced on March 18 that its 50th anniversary event would have to be postponed until 2021.

In a statement, organisers said cancelling the 2020 event was the “only viable option”, adding that it was a “terrible blow to our incredible crew and volunteers”.


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