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- Posted on Mar 1st 2010 12:05PM by Julian Marszalek
In an effort to beat touts and keep away the thousands of ticketless fans who used to descend on Somerset's Worthy Farm -- the home of the Glastonbury festival -- the festival organisers initiated a registration system whereby fans paid a £50 deposit along with a passport-sized photograph of the applicant. The system allows fans to make payments in incremental stages to meet the full balance of £185 while the photograph appears on the ticket to prevent it being sold on.
The registration system has been viewed a success and, in tandem with the festival's so-called "superfence" and increased security, has done much to prevent the many thousands of ticketless fans who used to jump the old fence and enter the festival without paying. Similarly, the threatening touts that used to congregate in the festival's car parks are kept well away from the site.
The festival -- celebrating the 40th anniversary of its inception --takes place on Jun. 25-27 and will be headlined by U2, Muse and Motown legend Stevie Wonder.