Glastonbury license decision due

Four-year stint and extended capacity expected to be confirmed

Licensing specifics for Glastonbury Festival are expected to be announced over the next two days (March 26 and 17) following a meeting of Mendip Council members.

At the top of the list of the event organisers’ requests are an extension to the festival capacity from 150,000 to around 177,500, a larger overall site on which to host the gathering and an event license covering the next four years.

The new licensing requirements that will be announced will be the result of the first application made by Glastonbury’s organisers since the introduction in November 2005 of the Licensing Act (2003).

Various authorities such as the Police, Fire Service and Environmental Health have all been consulted to ensure the application meets key requirements in the areas of prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance, public safety and protection of children from harm.

The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and The Who are set to headline this year’s event, which takes place between June 22-24.

Tickets for the bash go on sale on Sunday (April 1) at 9am, though fans were required to register beforehand if they wanted to attend the 2007 bash.

Check back at NME.COM later this afternoon for more. A final decision is roughly expected at noon tomorrow.