World's most famous festival is go for 2007

The Glastonbury Festival has been granted a licence today (March 27) by Mendip Council – ensuring that this year’s event will go ahead.

Festival organisers were granted a four-year licence for the Somerset bash, meaning they will not have to go through the licencing hearing each year thanks to recent changes in the law.

However conditions have been built into the licence to allow local residents the opportunity to discuss matters arising from the festival each year.

The licencing hearing heard from organisers and interested parties including the police and local residents during its day-long hearing yesterday (March 26).

In addition to the licence being granted for the event, organisers were also granted their request to expand the bash’s capacity to 177,500.

Tickets for Glastonbury go on sale on Sunday (April 1) at 9am. Fans who wished purchase them were required to register for the event’s new anti-touting measures, with nearly 400,000 people responding.