Festivals Glastonbury Festival allowed to increase capacity - but not this year

Glastonbury Festival allowed to increase capacity - but not this year
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The extra ticket-holders will have to travel by public transport, too.

Glastonbury Festival has been given the green light to increase capacity, reports the Bristol Post.

According to the paper, Mendip District Council has allowed the festival to accommodate an extra 7,000 people to avoid an increase in ticket cost. This will mean an overall capacity of 210,000.

A ticket to this year’s Glastonbury costs £253.

Additionally, the extra ticket-holders will have to travel by public transport - and the increase will not apply for this year’s event. A spokesperson for the council said: “We have been advised there will be no increase in 2019, but acknowledge the licence does allow an increase.”

Glastonbury’s current licence is valid until 2024.

This year’s festival will host appearances from Friday night headliner Stormzy, certified legend Kylie, and Janelle Monáe, with the full line-up still to be announced.