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  • 12 March 2014, 11:23

Glastonbury Festival Confirmed Until 2024

The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have been granted a new 10-year licence.

The event is already 44 years old but the decision means it will continue to run to at least 2024.

The number of public tickets available will remain at 135,000 but the licence will allow more staff to be on the huge Worthy Farm site in Somerset.

Mendip District Council said the council "saw no reason not to grant the  festival its new licence which will run up to 2024".

Councillor Nigel Taylor said the council had worked closely with organisers "to make this one of the best-run festivals in the world".

Emily Eavis, youngest daughter of the festival's founder Michael Eavis, said it was "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."

Dolly Parton, Blondie, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire have confirmed they will perform at this year's festival which begins on June 25.

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