Glastonbury security measures have been declared a success by organisers with just one person said to have breached the new ‘superfence’.
Promoter Michael Eavis’s plea for non-ticket holders to stay away for fear of jeopardising the future of the event appears to have been heeded. There has been no repeat of the gatecrasher’s invasion of 2000 that saw some 100,000 people get in by scaling the fence.
Security guards have told NME.COM that there were isolated “skirmishes” around the perimeter, though they claim no-one else got past their defence. Official figures say 60,000 paying punters entered the site today.
However, Eavis has admitted there have been problems just outside the site. During interviews this evening, he said there were instances of people mugging ticket-holders in attempts to rob them of their passes.
He was unavailable for comment at press time.