The British government announced that it will allocate 470 million euros to reopen 2,700 cultural institutions that have been closed due to the coronavirus and are in financial difficulties, including the Glastonbury Music Festival.
This aid comes from a cultural protection fund. The government has urgently mobilized to provide funds for cultural sectors severely affected by the pandemic, totaling 1.85 billion euros.
The Minister of Culture Oliver Dowden pointed out: “The fund has helped thousands of cultural institutions and heritage conservation organizations through the biggest crisis to date.”
He added: “We are with them now and they are ready to welcome the audience again.”
According to the quarantine guidelines set by the government, museums, theaters and cinemas will open as early as May 17. Manchester National Football Museum, London Transport Museum, Independent Cinema and Glastonbury Music Festival will also be open.
The organizer of the music festival was cancelled for the second year in a row due to the influenza pandemic. It announced that a large concert will be held in private on May 22. The concert will be broadcast live and will be famous Artists participate, including Coldplay. Expect Damon Albarn, Jorja Smith, Haim, Wolf Alice, Michael Kiwanuka and others Will also participate in a five-hour virtual concert, which will be filmed at a festival in the southwest of the country, otherwise 200,000 people will visit it.
Cultural institutions are currently closed. The UK has been hit hard by the pandemic, which has caused nearly 127,000 deaths. Due to quarantine measures and mass vaccination campaigns, after the number has fallen, hospitalizations and deaths have fallen, the months-long restrictions have been relaxed in March.