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Glastonbury 2003's Licence Refused

Author: Jonty Adderley
Thursday, December 19, 2002
Mendip District Council, the local authority responsible for approving the annual Glastonbury Music Festival, this week refused a licence for next year's event, over concerns about security in local villages (ananova). Locals at the licensing meeting reportedly "vociferously opposed" next year's event though Glastonbury chief Michael Eavis appeared unconcerned following the decision.

"We will go to magistrates court and appeal," he confirmed.

"The council, police and fire service have been very supportive. We are not too bothered and I think it's all going to be fine. I am fairly confident the festival will go ahead."