Changes for Glastonbury's return in 2007
Wed 3rd May, 2006 Newsin
As Glastonbury takes a year off the festival circuit (as they do every five years), they’ve already started in the initial stages of planning their return, bigger and better than ever in 2007!
The first whispers to be heard from organisers have surfaced, revealing that they’re hoping to increase the capacity to allow an extra 20,000 punters through the gates next year. After all, 112,500 weekend passes to the festival sold out in less than 3 hours last year.
The festival’s operational director, Melvin Benn, recently confirmed to BBC, “We are going to grow the festival. I’m anticipating growing it by up to 20,000 people next year.”
Although a spokesman for the local council told the BBC shortly afterwards, that they hadn’t been informed of any expansion proposals just yet.
The 2007 event is scheduled to open the mud-grounds in June next year and have already made their intentions clear as to likely headliners for the show, as festival organiser Michael Eavis confirmed that they’re hoping to get Kylie back onboard, after her untimely diagnosis forced her to pull out last year.
Stay tuned to ITM for further updates on Glastonbury 2007.