Every event is unique, and the timing is only one element. Spring festivals and events are demonstrating wisdom and integrity by announcing their cancellations or postponements now. Glastonbury is a summer event for ~40,000 and organisers know an event on that scale is not possible for 2021, just as we knew our normal United gathering for ~12,000 per event was not possible this year - which is why we cancelled that event in November. Our hybrid event (United Elements) is planned for less than a third of the numbers per event which will allow us and the showground to run a Covid-safe environment (with social distancing etc.) if legislation for mass gatherings permits us to run in the summer.
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- What is the daily programme?
- What’s the price difference for United 21 and United Elements?
- I want to go to United Elements but I can’t afford to pay the full ticket price before the end of March, can I hold a ticket with a deposit?
- What if I’ve already cancelled my tickets and lost my admin fee?
- What if I change my mind or need to cancel?
- What if United Elements needs to be cancelled?
- How likely is it that you’ll be running this hybrid event? Is it worth booking now, or shall I just wait until later in the year once you’ve decided?
- How can you be sure it’s safe to run an in-person event next summer?
- I can understand spring events cancelling now, but why are you delaying your decision when a summer festival like Glastonbury has already cancelled for 2021?
- Other Christian and music festivals are cancelling their 2021 gatherings, so why isn't New Wine?