BBC agree new TV deal to air Glastonbury Festival highlights

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The BBC Music department have today announced a new deal with Worthy Farm in order to televise highlights of legendary music festival until 2022.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis released a statement announcing the deal, saying: ‘We have worked closely with a fantastic team at the BBC since 1997, it has become an integral part of what we do at Glastonbury,’ before adding, ‘Together we have created something really special – two decades of historic live broadcast from many of the biggest names in contemporary music. We are all very excited to look ahead to another five Glastonburys alongside the much-treasured BBC.’

Coverage last year peaked at  a total of 18.9 million viewers, with over 25 hours of TV highlights and coverage, as well as numerous radio broadcasts and online live streams for headline act sets. The new contract comes after Glastonbury confirmed they will be staying at Worthy Farm for the foreseeable future having agreed a new seventeen year deal, with Eavis affirming, ‘Glastonbury will always be here at Worthy Farm.’

Glastonbury’s 2017 lineup was confirmed last week with artists such as Katy Perry, Lorde and The xx joining headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.

Glastonbury 2017 takes place on 21st-25th June 2017. Check out more information on the lineup below:

 

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