GLASTO ORGANISERS LAUNCH FRESH BID FOR 2003 LICENCE

The local council receive a new application for the 2003 event after rejecting the first one...

The 2003 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL could be back on if a fresh application to the local council is accepted.

Earlier this month the regulatory board of Mendip District Council refused a public entertainment licence for next year’s music event.

A spokesman for the council has confirmed a new application had been received from the festival organisers, according to ananova. He said the application would now be sent out for consultation to organisations such as the police, before a meeting, which is likely to take place in early February.

The council rejected a proposal earlier this month after a five-hour meeting. It concluded with a 5-4 vote against the licence for the 2003 festival, which is scheduled to run from June 27-29. REM have already confirmed their headline slot on June 27.

Although the application was not opposed by police, concerns were raised over problems this year in villages near the site of the music event in Pilton.

The council was worried about security for Pilton and surrounding villages, environmental damage and the unsuitability of the site for such a large event.