Glastonbury Reportedly Increases Capacity To Avoid Raising Ticket Price

Glastonbury Festival 2017
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Crowds watch the Foo Fighters performance at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm in Pilton, June 24, 2017

Glastonbury Festival has received the go-ahead from its local council for increasing the festival’s capacity by 7,000 going forward.
According to the report by Bristol Live, Glastonbury would have had to otherwise increase its ticket price going forward, which this year stood at £248 ($324) plus a £5 booking fee.
The current Glastonbury licensing objectives formulated by Mendip District Council state: “This licence shall authorise a cumulative maximum attendance for each event of up to 210,000 that includes all public weekend tickets and Sunday-only tickets for those who are 13 years old or above, as well as staff, complimentary, performer passes.”
This marks an increase of 7,000 compared to the previous number of 203,000.
The council agreed to the increase under the condition that the extra visitors would be travelling to Worthy Farm in Pilton, England – the festival’s site – by public transport.
A council spokesperson told the news site: “We have been advised there will be no increase in 2019, but acknowledge the licence does allow an increase.”
The current licence will be valid up until 2024, when the festival will have to reapply.