BBC announces Glastonbury coverage
The BBC has announced plans for this year’s coverage of Glastonbury, with lots of exclusive content on its digital stations.
The BBC’s unrivalled coverage across TV, Radio and online – which starts on Friday 27 June - will be fronted by presenters - including Chris Evans, Jo Whiley, Fearne Cotton, Dermot O’Leary, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Greg James, Stuart Maconie, Pete Tong, Cerys Matthews, Mark Radcliffe, Gemma Cairney, Annie Mac, ToddlaT, MistaJam, DJ Target, Yasser and Alex Jones.
The BBC will broadcast over 250 hours of Radio, TV, Red Button and online streaming, with coverage from six key music stages including the BBC Introducing Stage, reflecting the range and breadth of acts – from the biggest headliners to new and emerging talent. Past performers on the BBC Introducing Stage have included Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg and Tom Odell.
The BBC will be broadcasting 30 hours of coverage across BBC One (The One Show), BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four, and over 50 hours of coverage across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music – with some of the networks’ biggest names coming live from the festival.
Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s coverage will be fronted by Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, MistaJam, Charlie Sloth, ToddlaT, DJ Target, Robbo Ranx and Seani B.
Over on Radio 2, Chris Evans, Jo Whiley and Dermot O’Leary will be bringing the best of the festival to its audience. On Friday 27 June, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show (7am–10am) will broadcast from different locations of the site including Worthy Farmhouse and the Pyramid Stage.
Radio 6 Music will broadcast the sets of the three main headliner acts – Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian from the Pyramid Stage. Lauren Laverne, Cerys Matthews, Steve Lamacq, and Stuart Maconie will be on hand to take the best of Worthy Farm to the 6 Music audience.
This year’s BBC Glastonbury offering will once again give the most comprehensive digital coverage ever - whenever and wherever audiences are, at home or on-the-go. In 2013, a record 1.5 million unique browsers accessed the BBC’s digital Glastonbury coverage, with over 6m viewers on the BBC’s Red Button over the weekend and 42 per cent of total traffic across the weekend coming from mobiles and tablets.
In addition to the TV and radio coverage, six stages – Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holts, Park and BBC Introducing will be streamed live across four screens via PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV.
BBC iPlayer Radio will be the place for all music on the go with a dedicated button in the mobile app for iOS and Android devices. People will be able to follow their favourite presenters on BBC Playlister and create their own Glastonbury playlist with their choice of the best tracks from the festival.
BBC iPlayer will bring audiences performance highlights from over 100 artists for 30 days after the event, as well as all the action from BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four.
On TV, additional Red Button streams will offer more content and highlights from the festival, and the BBC’s Connected Red Button service available on Virgin Media’s TiVo service and a range of recent Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic Smart TVs, which will bring viewers all the live streams and on-demand video seamlessly to their TV.