Glastonbury Festival has been granted a new 10-year licence
New licence could see passes for performers and staff potentially rise by 25,500 to 63,000 by 2024. Whilst keeping public capacity the same having been agreed to keep the event running safely.
There is no mention of fallow years that Glastonbury has taken every so often to give the farm a break. This could mean fallow years are a thing of the past for the festival.
“That’s fantastic news. It’s so good to have a plan that will help everything at Worthy Farm move forward,” festival organiser Emily Eavis said in a statement. “I’d just like to say a huge thank you to all the people who have contributed so much to Glastonbury festival over the last 44 years. I really do believe that the best is yet to come.”
Only a handful of performers have been announced so far for the 2014 festival: Arcade Fire, Dolly Parton, Blondie, Disclosure and Lily Allen. But other bands you can expect to see on the line up include Kasabian, Massive Attack, Manic Street Preachers, Klaxons. PIXIES, Warpaint. The biggest surprise on the line up could see a performance from Metallica. Glastonbury is not known for going for the ‘heavier’ bands