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Glastonbury Organizers To Request Capacity Increase


While security problems at last year's three-day Glastonbury music festival caused this year's cancellation, organisers are trying to make next year's event larger.

Promoter Michael Eavis is looking to obtain a license to increase the crowd capacity to 135,000, and is planning to spend an additional $2.1 million on security for next year's event that will include a specially designed 12-foot-high steel fence around the site to deter fence jumpers.

Last year's festival permit allowed a maximum capacity of 105,000 but county officials estimated that up to 200,000 people were there, reports the BBC. Eavis was fined about $8,500.

A license hearing is set for Nov. 29.