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Glastonbury 2019 date and venue confirmed

The festival team are taking their traditional year off in 2018. Credit: Glastonbury Festival Official.

The next Glastonbury Festival will be taking place from the 26th to the 30th of June 2019, festival organisers have confirmed.

The Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts will be held at the Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset.

The team confirmed in 2016 that they would be taking a fallow year next year, meaning the festival would not be happening in 2018, "in order to give the farm, the village and the Festival team the traditional year off".

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Read this: A powerful message of thanks to Glastonbury Festival

Credit: PA

A woman who was sexually assaulted in the run up to Glastonbury has thanked organisers for their sensitivity and kindness which meant she was able to attend - and enjoy - the festival.

The woman had asked for a refund but the team at Worthy Farm went out of their way to make sure she could attend the festival and was safe.

She has written a powerful open letter to say thank you, describing her whole experience.

Police return woman's abandoned Glastonbury ticket

A police officer at Glastonbury Festival has returned a person's abandoned ticket so they can keep it as a "souvenir".

They posted the ticket to Anna Colbourn after finding it discarded near the Pyramid Stage. They wrote she hoped she had "an awesome festival."

Miss Colbourn,

We found this at the back of the Pyramid Field at Glasto last weekend. Bit useless now but thought you'd like it back as a souvenir. Hope you had an awesome festival - we did face paint, fairy wings etc.

Take care and have a great summer, Ben

– Glasto Police

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Low levels of crime at this year's Glastonbury Festival

Avon and Somerset Police Force at this year's festival. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

This year’s Glastonbury Festival had one of the lowest levels of crime.

Avon and Somerset Police's current figures show that reported crime is likely to be as low as last year, which had the smallest amount of crime at any previous festival.

"Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended this year’s festival – your support and friendliness towards my officers and staff was phenomenal."

"The festival goers’ reaction to our policing operation and style was incredible – my teams were overwhelmed by the positive response they got."

"We work incredibly hard with the event organisers and security teams each year to make sure we have everything covered and this year is testament to how well we work together."

"We can’t wait to see you back on the farm in 2019."

– Gold commander for the event, Assistant Chief Constable Caroline Peters

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