Welcome Guest (Register -  Login)  Active Topics Active Topics Display List of Forum Members Memberlist Search The Forum Search Help Help
 Navigation
 Skin Chooser

Choose Skin:


There are 3 skins total.
The newest skin is BeOS

 Latest Forum Posts

Total Users Online: 50

We have 0 member(s), 50 guest(s), and 0 anonymous users online.

Most Online: 617
Occured: Friday, 6 Apr, 2018

Members Online:



[ View Full List ]
[Based on the last 10 minutes]

You are visitor number 19768734


We have 42625 registered users and we have had 10 member(s) visit us in the last 24 hours and 85 new member(s) signed up in the last month.

The newest registered user is latonyacl11.

Our users have posted a total of 3855 articles within 752 topics in 13 forums.
Last post by king mob

News
 Glastonbury Forum : News
Subject Topic: BBC Spend £68k On Guests At Glastonbury Post ReplyPost New Topic
 BBC Spend £68k On Guests At Glastonbury
<< Prev Topic | Next Topic >>
king mob
Posted: 15-July-2007 at 12:16pm | IP Logged Quote king mob

Forum Steward
Forum Steward


Group: Forum Steward
Joined: 01-February-2005
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1428

The BBC spent £68,000 entertaining MPs and guests at this year's Glastonbury Festival, the broadcaster has admitted.

A total of 10 premium tickets for the world-famous music event - each costing the BBC £255 - were handed out to five MPs, the corporation said.

Along with all the BBC's guests, they were also invited to receptions on the Friday and Saturday night where food and drink were provided.

Labour MP Sion Simon was given three tickets to the Somerset festival, Tory MPs Nick Herbert and Damian Green and the Lib Dem's Jenny Willott were each given two tickets and Conservative MP Theresa Villiers received one.

The cost of providing tickets for guests, running the BBC's marquee and laying on hospitality came to £68,000, the BBC said.

In response to a Freedom of Information request by the Daily Mail, the broadcaster said some staff were asked to entertain guests, although none were there solely to look after the MPs.

The BBC also said it did not provide any travel or accommodation for its guests.

Answering the request, the BBC said: "Glastonbury is the biggest popular music event for the BBC and we cover it exclusively on TV, radio and online.

"We also use the festival to strengthen relationships with a wide range of people we work with throughout the year."

A record 140,000 revellers and 37,000 workers attended the world's largest greenfield music event at Worthy Farm in June, with more than 2,000 acts performing on 35 stages during the weekend.


Source:Mail On Sunday, MSN News. 

Edited by king mob on 15-July-2007 at 3:53pm
 
Online Status: Offline
View king mob's Profile Search for other posts by king mob Visit king mob's Homepage Back to Top
 
1 User(s) are browsing this topic, 1 Guest(s) and 0 Member(s)
0 Members:
<< Prev Topic News Next Topic >>

If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login
If you are not already registered you must first register

  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You can vote in polls in this forum



This page was generated in 0.5000 seconds.

[ Users browsing page: none ]



Copyright © 2001-2004 Glastonbury Forum. All rights reserved.

This site is best viewed at 1024x768 screen resolution.
Back to Top