Glastonbury Festival 2008

Glastonbury Festival 2008

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Glastonbury Festival 2008

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The 2008 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts was held from 25 to 29 June 2008.

New features

  • The John Peel stage doubled in size and had a screen outside it to watch bands.
  • There was a new 'Shangri-La' area that replaced Lost Vagueness. The area contained 12 stages.
  • Festival-goers were provided with ten free biodegradable tent pegs, to prevent injury to cows.
  • The festival site expanded by roughly 40–50 acres.

Ticket sales

The ticket registration system that was established in 2007 continued in 2008 having won numerous awards, including Best Innovation at the 2007 UK Festival Awards. Registration was available throughout February, online and from Millets camping stores. It closed on 14 March, however due to tickets not selling out, registration for the festival was re-opened at 4 pm on Tuesday 8 April allowing those who hadn't previously registered to purchase tickets.

In July 2007 site owner and organiser Michael Eavis stated that 40 percent of tickets for the upcoming festival would be sold by telephone in order to attract more teenagers to the event. Eavis was quoted as saying that most sales being on-line during 2007 resulted in most festival-goers being "too middle aged and respectable". The logic of this reasoning seems...
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