PILTON, UK (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for the Glastonbury Festival were successful in a bid to have the festival’s licensed capacity increased by 7,000 fans to a whopping overall capacity of 210,000.
According to the Bristol Post, Mendip District Council signed off on the expanded capacity which Glastonbury organizers sought to avoid an increase in ticket prices.
However, the extended licensed capacity did not come without some caveats and the MDC Licensing Board stipulated that the additional 7,000 fans would need to travel to the festival by public transit, the Post noted.
Glastonbury is planning to debut three new attractions this year, including in one the Park Field, and the at the Arcadia and Block9 fields
However, despite the increased capacity, it appears as if Glastonbury will not be offering more tickets this year.
“We have been advised there will be no increase in 2019, but acknowledge the license does allow an increase,” a spokesperson for the MDC told the Post.
Tickets for this year’s festival include 135,000 passes which will be available for the public, 63,000 for staff/performers, and a block of 5,000 for local residents who are allowed to attend on Sunday, the Post reported.