The BBC will broadcast footage from the Glastonbury streaming event.


The BBC will broadcast footage from the Glastonbury streaming event.

The BBC has obtained the rights to show footage from Glastonbury’s livestream event, which took place over the weekend, as well as a behind-the-scenes documentary.

Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Jorja Smith, and others performed at Live At Worthy Farm, a five-hour global broadcast that premiered on Saturday night.

After a nearly two-hour delay, event organizers apologized for having to make the stream free after some ticketholders were unable to access it owing to technical concerns.

The Glastonbury Experience 2021, the BBC’s annual celebration of the music festival, will feature a director’s cut of the stream on BBC television in the coming weeks, as well as a chance to witness highlights from the livestream across the corporation’s radio, TV, and online channels.

Jo Whiley, a BBC Radio 2 presenter, will anchor a 60-minute behind-the-scenes documentary that will play on BBC Two during The Glastonbury Experience 2021.

“It was amazing to return to Glastonbury and catch up with old friends while witnessing some wonderful live music – at long last!” remarked Whiley. I’m excited to reveal what happened behind the scenes of Live At Worthy Farm to viewers.”

Glastonbury promoter Emily Eavis said, “Glastonbury and the BBC have had a fantastic connection since the BBC first broadcast footage from Worthy Farm in 1997, so I’m happy that they’ll be presenting highlights of our Live At Worthy Farm special.”

“We were gutted about the technical issues that some of you experienced last night, but as ever, the Glastonbury community has shown us such solidarity and love, and we are overwhelmed by your generosity, patience, kindness, and appreciation of this incredible film, which was so wonderfully put together,” Eavis said on Sunday night.

“It’s a work of art that will be remembered as part of our long history. We hope you enjoy the film’s last feed at 7 p.m., and we hope to see you back on these fields next year. (This is a brief piece.)


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