Fence jumpers invade festival


London - The Glastonbury Festival is to be surrounded by an "invincible" ring of steel costing around £1 million in future after record numbers of fence jumpers, organiser Mr Michael Eavis said yesterday. Between 10,000 and 15,000 went over - or under - the 14 ft perimeter barrier, swelling the 100,000 legitimate visitors and packing the areas near the most popular stages.

Next year Mr Eavis wants to increase the official capacity by 10,000 to finance the new measures.