Live Concert Industry

After a meeting lasting until 00.30 the Regulatory Board of Mendip District Council finally granted the licence for the 2003 Glastonbury Festival. This was the festival’s second application having initially been refused a licence because of the Council’s worries about safety and security of local residents and the policing of local villages outside of the Festival site itself.
After the seven hour meeting on the 17th February, Festival co-organiser Emily Eavis said ‘I am so excited but it was like going through a really painful paper shredder’.