EAVIS’ HEADACHE

But Michael Eavis is confident it will go ahead...

MICHAEL EAVIS’s attempt to secure an entertainment licence for 2003’s GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL has failed.

Mendip District Council’s regulatory board rejected the application by a narrow margin of five votes to four in a five hour meeting. There was no objections from police.

After the meeting Michael Eavis said he was “not too bothered” by the failure to secure a licence and that he would be appealing to magistrates.

“We lost by one vote and the unfortunate thing was that the members weren’t all there and it was a poorly attended meeting,” he said.

“We will go to the magistrates court and appeal. The council, police and fire service have been very supportive.

“We are not too bothered and I think it’s all going to be fine.”

The festival is due to run from June27-29 next year. REM are already confirmed to headline the opening night.