Wednesday, March 28, 2007

UK Festival News: Glastonbury

The Glastonbury Festival will have an increased capacity this summer. Mendip Council in Somerset has agreed to a new four-year licence for the event, which also allows the capacity to rise by 27,500 to 177,500. Almost 400,000 fans have registered for tickets, which go on sale on Sunday.

The Arctic Monkeys, the Kaiser Chiefs and The Who have all been lined up to play at the event from June 22 to 24. Conditions will apply to the bigger capacity, as the additional tickets will only be sold in conjunction with coach travel to and from the event.

Festival founder Michael Eavis is hoping the pre-registration system introduced this year will stamp out ticket touts.


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