Glastonbury Festival bid for license to run to 2016

Michael and Emily Eavis bidding to secure event's future

Glastonbury festival organisers are bidding to change their license with their local council to get permission to run the festival up until 2016.

Michael and Emily Eavis have applied to Mendip District Council to be allowed to open the car park for the Worthy Farm event to open on the Tuesday of the event each year, as opposed to the Wednesday. They have also applied for more camping space.

A decision on the bid will be made in February. If granted the event’s future would be secured up until 2016, with the new licence replacing the old one, reports BBC News.

This year’s Glastonbury takes place on June 25-27. U2 are set to headline the Friday (25) night, while Emily Eavis is in the process of finalising the rest of the line-up.

See the new issue of NME, out tomorrow (January 13), for inside information on who will be playing at this summer’s UK festivals.