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Glastonbury Festival Granted Permission to Expand Capacity to 210,000

Glastonbury Festival has been given the green light to expand its capacity to 210,000 next summer, meaning an extra 7,000 tickets could be up for grabs.

Taking place from 24 – 28 June at Worthy Farm, Pilton, the upcoming edition marks 50 years of Glastonbury Festival.

Having hosted 203,000 attendees last June, the expansion would mean a 3.4% increase in capacity – news which will be welcomed by anyone trying for 2020 tickets, as demand will be higher than ever for the special anniversary edition. At present, more than 2 million people are registered for tickets.

Glastonbury’s organisers are yet to confirm the capacity increase, but it is likely that the additional 7,000 will be allocated to general ticket buyers travelling by coach/public transport. See the full ticket break-down from last year, below.

Glastonbury Festival ticket break-down

Coach Package & General Admission Tickets: 135,000

In 2019, 22,000 coach + festival ticket packages were sold 3 days in advance of the general sale, with the remaining 113,000 being sold as standard tickets.

The expansion would see a further 7,000 tickets allocated (most likely as coach + ticket packages), increasing the total public ticket allocation to 142,000.

Staff, performers & complimentary: 63,000

Performers, festival staff, medical, security, volunteers, traders and more.

Local Residents Sunday tickets: 5,000

A further 5,000 Sunday tickets are available to residents within Pilton, Glastonbury and the surrounding towns and villages. These are listed below:

Alford, Allhampton, Ansford, Ashcott, Ashwick, Baltonsborough, Barton St David, Binegar, Butleigh, Castle Cary, Coleford, Cranmore, Croscombe, Dinder, Ditcheat, Doulting, East Pennard, Emborough, Evercreech, Glastonbury, Holcombe, Leigh on Mendip, Lovington, Lydford, North Wootton, Oakhill, Pilton, Pylle, Shepton Mallet, Stoke St Michael, Street, Walton, Wells, West Bradley, West Pennard

Glastonbury Festival Ribbon Tower, The Park Area | Worthy Farm, Pilton

Photo: Jason Bryant

Glastonbury 2020 coach tickets go on sale at 6PM, Thursday 3 October, before general admission tickets go on sale at 9am, Sunday 6 October.

Tickets will cost £265 per person + £5 booking fee and applicants must be registered by Monday 30 September.

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