Cancelled Glastonbury trains 'unfair on recovering music industry'

Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, the chief executive of UK Music, says the three days of rail strikes "risk misery" for hundreds of music fans who are "desperate" to get back to the world-famous festival after Covid forced organisers to cancel it twice.​

"These strikes come at a crucial time for the live music industry and music businesses, which are just getting back on their feet post-pandemic," Mr Njoku-Goodwin tells the PA news agency.​

"It's vital that all sides get around the table to bring these strikes to an end to deliver a much-needed financial boost to the music industry."​

Sujeong Yoo, who is travelling all the way from Seoul in South Korea to the festival - via a flight to Heathrow Airport, a bus to Bristol and finally a train to Somerset - says she is very worried after getting a message from Great Western Railway (GWR) warning against rail travel.​

"I have been to Glasto every time since 2015 except 2018. It means a lot to me... not just the festival, I feel like I am genuinely alive there," she says when asked about the potential delays.​