UK music festivals face cancellation without government support

Industry calls for measures including insurance scheme similar to one for TV and film

Summer music festivals face cancellation unless the government steps in to provide support, the British music industry has warned.

The call for action came as Emily Eavis, who co-organises Glastonbury festival with her father, Michael, turned to social media to deny that this year’s event has been cancelled. “There’s no news this end yet, we haven’t cancelled,” she tweeted on Monday after the Spice Girls singer Mel B said Glastonbury was not happening this June.

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