Glastonbury 2005 Praised By Officials

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Expectations are high for the planned 2007 Glastonbury Festivals after a council report deemed the 2005 event the “safest ever.”

Organizer Michael Eavis had already decided to give the festival a break after five-consecutive years in 2006, but following praise from Mendip District Council Licensing Board, things look good for the following year’s license application.

The report acknowledged that this year’s event, headlined by the White Stripes, Coldplay and Basement Jaxx, was “more successful” than 2004, with noise control improved and the impact on local communities lessened.

There was a 14% decrease in the number of arrests, as well as a 19% drop in non-drug-related offenses.

Although the festival was marred by flooding, leaving some people “effectively destitute” onsite, the report found that that sort of rainfall could be expected “about once every hundred years” and praised the organizers’ response to the problems caused by it.

The only negative in the report, was criticism of overall campsite space as being insufficient for the number of tickets sold. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers