Glastonbury given ten year licence

12 March 2014, 12:40 | Updated: 12 March 2014, 13:16

Glastonbury 2013

Glastonbury's been given a new licence, which means there can still be a music festival there for at least the next 10 years.

The festival, which has suffered licence concerns in the past, has been granted permission by Mendip District Council to continue until 2024 before it has to apply again.

There was no opposition to the licence, which will also allow for more staff on site. The number of tickets available will remain at its current level of 135,000.

Councillor Nigel Taylor commented that the council had worked closely with Glastonbury's organisers "to make this one of the best-run festivals in the world".

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said: "This is fantastic news. It's so good to have a plan that will help everything at Worthy Farm move forward. I'd just like to say a huge thank you to all the people who have contributed so much to Glastonbury Festival over the last 44 years, I really do believe that the best is yet to come."

Lilly Allen and Dolly Parton have already been confirmed to perform there this summer.