300 BBC staff are being sent to Glastonbury for the weekend of June 25-29, against 272 being sent to Brazil to work on the World Cup.
The BBC is broadcasting 30 hours of TV coverage across its channels – including a location edition of The One Show, and over 50 hours across Radio 1 and Radio 2, plus digital stations. Additional performancescan be accessed on the iPlayer, red button and via the BBC website.
This year’s main attractions at the Somerset festival are Arcade Fire, Kasabian and Metallica, Robert Plant and Dolly Parton.
A team of 17 presenters will be hosting for the Beeb, including Jo Whiley, Fearne Cotton, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Pete Tong, Cerys Matthews and Mark Radcliffe. Chris Evans and Alex Jones hosting the Glastonbury edition of The One Show.
This year’s staff allocation for Glastonbury is in line with last year.
By contrast, World Cup coverage sees a reduction on the 295 who worked on the South Africa World Cup in 2010.