Glastonbury Granted 4-Year License, Site Expansion

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The organizers of the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival have been given approval for a four-year license, beginning with this summer’s June 22-24 event.

The festival was also granted permission to expand site capacity from 150,000 in recent years to 177,500 patrons.

Mean Fiddler Music Group managing director Melvin Benn told Billboard.biz that the agreement represents that largest license in the U.K. Benn submitted the license on behalf of the company, which has handled Glastonbury’s licensing and security since 2002.

Although the concert line up has yet to be announced, tickets go on sale this weekend for the massively popular festival. Rumored headlining artists include Arctic Monkeys, the Killers and the Who.

“The bands we’ve got are so good,” Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis told Billboard.biz. “It’s amazing.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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