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Glastonbury Festival needs another 25,000 staff according to organisers

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: March 06, 2014



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Organisers of the Glastonbury Festival have applied to increase the capacity of the event by 25,000 people.

All of the proposed extra capacity will be used to increase staffing at the event in Pilton, Somerset.

An application to the local council says more security guards, litter pickers, stewards and volunteers are needed to keep the 135,000 festival-goers safe.

There are currently 37,500 staff working at the event but organiser Emily Eavis wants to increase this by 10,000 this year and up to 63,000 over the next ten years.

She said the extra passes were needed to comply with new working laws, longer working hours, and the need for better security and more entertainers.

Speaking this week, she said: "The world spotlight is on the festival every year and we want to make it as good as we possibly can, each and every time, and we're excited to be able to work so closely with Mendip District Council to make sure that is the case.

"The new application will give us the resources and the flexibility to keep on improving the event, not just for the festival goers, but also for all the many local people involved."

The application to Mendip District Council also asks for permission for certain venues to run acoustic performances on Wednesday, offering entertainment to early arrivers.

The licence application is due to be discussed - and approved or rejected - by the authority's licensing board at Wells Town Hall next Wednesday.

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