Glastonbury: Glastonbury Festival may have to ‘reduce capacity’ to reduce drug use

Mendip District Council Licensing Board meeting discussed drug use at Glastonbury Festival, and Mendip Somerset Council Cllr Simon Carswell proposed reduced attendance and increased security to combat the problem.

Cllr Simon Carswell of Mendip Council in Somerset suggests increasing festival security or issuing fewer tickets to increase drug seizures. Police and members of Somerset Council are also urging event organizers to release information about drug seizures and increase drug security.

The well-known musical event, which attracts up to 200,000 visitors, is currently withholding the total number of drugs it has seized from the public.

Currently, the police only record the figures of drug addict arrests at the festival site. However, narcotics placed in amnesty bins or taken out by security personnel are not recorded.

However, Telegraph sources say capacity could be limited due to concerns raised at a Mendip District Council Licensing Board meeting.

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Cllr Francis Hayden advocated for indoor testing so attendees can have their medications assessed for safety before entering the festival. But Glastonbury’s security chief Andy Battle said there won’t be an indoor test anytime soon.

However, the festival would not be affected by planned increases in security staff levels until at least 2024.

Dates for Glastonbury’s return are June 21-25, and tickets are expected to cost £340, a substantial increase on what they were last year.


  1. How many people attend the Glastonbury Festival?
    Up to 200,000 people attend the festival.
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