Speaking as someone who’s been going for 30 years, your problem isn’t the deposit scheme, I think it’s a good idea. When I first started I was on maybe a 100 quid a week and a ticket was a big chunk of that. Now I’m in a position where the 250 is less of a problem and we could take the hit, but many many more can’t. Glastonbury has become a very expensive do.
The problem is demand. Demand driven by many types of media, plus a growing bucket list mentality that covers climbing mountains, sky diving, whatever takes your fancy. The demand is also driven by it being more mainstream. The line ups are less and less alternative, made for TV, which attracts a broader demographic...and more people.
Plus we’ve had two lots of great weather.