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UK's Covid-cancelled events and festivals in 2021 - in pictures

Annual fixtures such as London Marathon and Chelsea Flower Show have been affected by pandemic

Last Thursday, the news dropped that many a music lover was dreading: for the second consecutive year, Glastonbury would not take place.

Its organisers, Michael and Emily Eavis, released a statement expressing their "great regret" and saying they moved "heaven and earth" to try to get the show on the road/field.

The mud-caked musical extravaganza is not the only UK event to feel the effects of continued Covid uncertainty in 2021.

Despite being swiftly out of the vaccination traps, there is no realistic prospect that life in Britain would return to the sort of normality required for events such as Glastonbury and the London Marathon to take place safely.

And with the insurance sector refusing to cover Covid-based cancellations, there is no incentive for the entertainment industry to gamble.

Sorrowful viewing it may be, but the gallery above depicts some of the flagship UK events that have already been cancelled or delayed in 2021.

Updated: January 29, 2021 12:32 AM

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