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Glastonbury Seeks 4-Year License, Capacity Increase

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The organizers of the Glastonbury Festival have submitted an application for a license for the event to take place until 2010, and to increase the capacity by 27,500 people.

Under new laws, festivals can gain a four-year license rather than the previous agreements that lasted only one year.

In the application submitted to Mendip district council by festival director Melvin Benn, Glastonbury is also seeking to increase the event capacity from 150,000 to 177,500. A larger site with a new campsite and entertainment area is included in the proposal, according to

The county will discuss the proposal with relevant local authorities, including the police, fire brigade and environmental health organizations, and present a decision by March 26th.

Tickets for this summer’s festival go on sale one week later. In order to prevents touts, fans are required to register on the website by March 5th to be able to purchase photo-ID tickets.

Acts lined up to play Michael Eavis' Worthy Farm-based festival include the Arctic Monkeys, The Who, The Killers, Arcade Fire and Björk. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers