GREENPEACE has reacted to the cancellation of the Glastonbury Festival.
The charity executive director, John Sauven, has spoken out after the event was cancelled earlier this week amid the coronavirus scare.
Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said they were left with no choice as the crisis is set to continue in the coming months, with big gatherings under threat.
Now, Mr Sauven has spoken out on behalf of Greenpeace, which is one of the main benefactors from the festival’s charity fundraising.
“Like many others in the festival industry, the Glastonbury organisers faced huge uncertainty and some really tough decisions,” he said.
“They have done the responsible thing by putting the need to protect people’s health first, and we fully support them.
“Our thoughts are with the Glastonbury staff and local community that will be most impacted by the postponement.
“Michael and Emily Eavis are extraordinarily generous when it comes to supporting local and international charities.
“We will in return do everything we can to make sure we come roaring back in 2021.”