Swine Flu Sets Its Sights On Next Potential Victim: Glastonbury



Apparently Mike Skinner isn't the only Brit worried about swine flu. Glastonbury festival organizers announced this week that the festival could be canceled should the swine flu reach pandemic level.

A spokesman for Glastonbury told The Sun that "emergency talks are being held to discuss the best way to manage the situation should the outbreak worsen" prior to the sold-out event in June. More than 135,000 people are expected to attend the festival.

Organizers also confirmed that they are responding to ticket holders who had contacted them about swine flu concerns.

"So many people gathered in one place is a risk and if the government wanted to pull public events, like in Mexico, we'd be one of the first to go," the spokesman told the Sun. "It would be crazy not to put a plan in place. Right now, though, it's full steam ahead. We are monitoring all developments. At this stage the festival is going ahead and we are continuing to work flat out to make it a success."

The festival is scheduled to take place in Pilton, Somerset, between June 24-29.

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Swine Flu Sets Its Sights On Next Potential Victim: Glastonbury