GLASTO 2004 PREPERATIONS UNDERWAY

Preperations underway for next year's event already...

Preparations have begun for next year’s GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, with the application for a license having just been placed.

According to the official Glastonbury website, the festival is scheduled to take place on June 25, 26 and 27 2004. The application for a public entertainments license, which has just been lodged, will be considered by Mendip District Regulatory Board before the end of the year.

If granted a license, the festival will take place, as usual, over the last weekend in June, with gates open from Wednesday 23 June. The first stage in the application process will be a public meeting at the MDC office in Shepton Mallet.

In recent years, Glastonbury has struggled to secure its license following overcrowding caused by fencejumpers. However, improved security measures, such as the new perimeter ‘superfence’, have been widely regarded as successful.

It is also likely that organisers will introduce an identity-tagged ‘anti-tout’ ticket system, following the rapid sell-out of this year’s event, although nothing has yet been confirmed.

Names in the frame for Glastonbury 2004 include Prince, with [a][/a] and Damien Rice also in the frame following their appearance at September’s Pilton Party.