Successfully defending five prosecutions made against him by Mendip District Council regarding the 1983 Festival, Michael Eavis paid £2,000 for a new licence that would allow 35,000 people to attend. The Smiths were added to the line-up to much outcry: people felt it wrong that a popular band should play at Glastonbury Festival and as such the stage crew (most of whom were travellers) spelt their name ‘The Smits’ on the running order.
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