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BBC offering personalised Glastonbury 2019 experience

June 5, 2019

As the iconic Glastonbury music festival makes its comeback after a fallow year, the BBC has revealed its plans to once again bring the best moments and biggest sets across multiple platforms.

Whether at home or out and about, viewers and listeners will be able to watch Glastonbury coverage on BBC iPlayer and listen on BBC Sounds. Audiences can also personalise their Glastonbury experience more than ever before as BBC Music presents the very best of the festival across TV, radio, BBC Sounds, BBC iPlayer and online – from headline shows on the Pyramid Stage to emerging artists on the BBC Music Introducing stage.

For the first time ever, BBC Sounds will be the ultimate destination for audio from the festival this year, as listeners will be able to access all broadcasts on BBC Radio Glastonbury, at the touch of a single button.

From June 26th until July 1st, BBC Sounds will be home to BBC Radio Glastonbury. Listeners can select BBC Radio Glastonbury on BBC Sounds to hear live programmes from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 5 live and 6 Music on site at Worthy Farm, as well as live performances, iconic archive content and special Glastonbury editions of BBC Sounds music mixes, including So 90s, The Morning After Mix and Road Trip Records. Music fans can download the BBC Sounds app to listen to BBC Radio Glastonbury.

James Stirling, Head of BBC Music & BBC Music Introducing, says: “BBC Music is delighted to be returning to Glastonbury this year – giving audiences such a wide range of ways to watch and listen to the best of the festival, whether they’re at home or on the move. Glastonbury 2019 on the BBC will see BBC Radio Glastonbury on BBC Sounds, over 30 hours of coverage on BBC TV and live broadcasts across Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music and for the first time – 5 live. There’ll also be over 100 performances from the main stages at Glastonbury available to view on BBC iPlayer – bringing all the variety of this world famous festival to audiences – whenever and wherever they want to tune in.”

Charlotte Lock, Launch Director, BBC Sounds, says: “For the first time, listeners can hear Glastonbury delights 24 hours a day, all at the touch of a button on BBC Sounds. Our curated BBC Radio Glastonbury stream will be live from Thursday through to Monday, making BBC Sounds the place for music fans who want an access all areas pass.”

On air, BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four will broadcast over 30 hours of coverage this year. BBC One will broadcast from Worthy Farm on Sunday, bringing viewers Kylie Minogue’s performance in the festival’s famous legends slot. BBC Two will be broadcasting headline sets from Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure and there will be highlights and live coverage from key sets across the weekend on BBC Four. Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 5 live and 6 Music will also be live from Worthy Farm, with broadcasts available on BBC Sounds, bringing listeners a mix of interviews with the biggest stars at Glastonbury this year, live shows, headline sets and backstage moments.

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