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Glastonbury could be set to further increase capacity for 50th anniversary

The local council had already approved an increase of around 7,000

Glastonbury could be set to further increase capacity
Glastonbury could be set to further increase capacity

It's looking like Glastonbury could be getting even bigger for its 50th anniversary event this summer with plans being set out to further increase the capacity beyond the 203,000 that attended in 2019.

The local council has confirmed that plans are currently being reviewed to allow thousands more in to the festival with extra camping provisions forming the focus of current discussions between the council and festival organisers.

A public consultation on the plans is set to roll out over the coming months and, if granted, extra camping would be situated both on and off site.

The news comes after Mendip City Council already approved plans to allow 7,000 more people in this year bringing the total up to 210,000. 

Glastonbury 2020 is set to take place from June 24th to 28th. Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney have been revealed as headliners for this year's festival with one more yet to be announced. Diana Ross will hold down the Sunday afternoon legends slot. 

The festival sold out in a record 34 minutes when tickets went on sale early in October of last year.

Later that month, the festival released a special 50th anniversary book featuring contributions from Jay-Z, Noel Gallagher and more.

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