Glastonbury Festival gets £900,000 grant after being forced to cancel events

Glastonbury Festival was forced to cancel two events due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

And now the famous music event has been given a £900,00 grant as part of a £400million Culture Recovery Fund.

Music lovers will be rejoicing as the welcome influx of cash will no doubt be a big help to co-organisers Michael and Emily Eavis.

The delighted Eavis’ say they are "extremely grateful to be offered a significant award."

They admitted: “After losing millions from the cancellation of our last two festivals, this grant will make a huge difference in helping to secure our future.”

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said the money will help the event this year and carry it through to 2022.

Around £300million in grants have been awarded to over 2,700 organisations in the latest government announcement, aimed at kickstarting the arts and culture sector.

Glastonbury is one of the main beneficiaries, as well as the National Football Museum in Manchester and Northumberland’s Bamburgh Castle.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed: "Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced.

"Now we're staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and (to) thrive in the better times ahead."

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