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Glastonbury Festival allowed to expand capacity to 210,000 for 2020

The new capacity will allow for 10,000 additional attendees

Glastonbury has been granted permission to increase its capacity from 200,000 to 210,000 in 2020.

In a decision made by The Mendip City Council, a resolution was passed to allow the Worthy Farm festival to increase the overall capacity by 3.4% on 2019.

The festival hasn't yet confirmed if they will expand, but out of the 142,000 tickets allocated,  the 7,000 new tickets would be for festival attendees who use public transport to go to Glastonbury. There will also be an extra 5000 tickets added to the scheme already in place for locals in the Somerset catchment area, as well as an increase to 63,000 for talent, festival crew and volounteers.

Glastonbury celebrates 50 years at Worthy Farm in 2020, and will commemorate the anniversary with a book featuring contributions from a number of artists who've played the festival - including Jay-Z, Noel Gallagher, Adele and Dolly Parton

At this year's edition of the festival, 99.3% of all tents were taken home by campers.