Glastonbury festival has confirmed it will increase its capacity by 7,000 punters in 2020, after the local council gave expansion approval yesterday (Monday).

The major British music event will increase ticket numbers to 210,000, on the condition that it supports the Mendip District Council’s request for greater public transport provision.

The hike marks a 3.4 per cent increase on this year’s attendance of 203,000, with the 7,000 additional tickets to be used by festival-goers who travel on public transit. 2018 was a fallow year to allow the Worthy Farm grounds to recover.

Glastonbury currently holds a licence that is valid until 2024, at which point organisers will be required to reapply for a new one.

Glastonbury is the largest greenfield festival in the world.

Image: MojoBaron (Flickr)