BBC announces Glastonbury 2013 plans

By | Published on Friday 31 May 2013

BBC At Glastonbury

The BBC yesterday confirmed its plans for covering this year’s Glastonbury Festival, with 120 live performances set to be aired over the three main days of the fest, via TV, radio, online and red button platforms – the most sets to be aired to date.

Corporation bosses also say this will be the most digitally-connected Glastonbury, with six stages and a roaming camera live streamed to the iPlayer, iPlayer Radio app and the Beeb’s Glastonbury website. Amongst the presenters set to host from festival site are Chris Evans, Steve Lamacq, Nick Grimshaw, Gemma Cairney, Lauren Laverne, Dermot O’Leary, Mark Radcliffe, Jo Whiley, Greg James and Craig Charles.

Confirming all this, the BBC’s Popular Music man Bob Shennan told CMU: “Glastonbury is one of the greatest pop music events in the world and we want to make this year’s coverage the next best thing for everyone who can’t make it in person to Worthy Farm. We aim to broadcast more of the festival than ever before, and reinvent music coverage as only the BBC can for music fans at home and on the move.”

While Glastonbury chief Michael Eavis added: “The BBC have stuck with us through thick and thin since 1997 and they’ve earned their stripes the hard way. It’s been quite a journey since 97 and to have a complete record of what we’ve been up to over the years is music history gold dust”.