BBC reveals Glastonbury 2022 coverage plans

The BBC has unveiled its coverage plans for next month’s Glastonbury Festival, which includes broadcasting from the Pyramid Stage in UHD (or 4K) for the first time.

Their coverage will include over 35 hours on BBC One, Two, Three and Four and over 40 hours on iPlayer, in addition to live streams from the five biggest stages. Over 60 hours of coverage are also planned for their radio stations and the BBC Sounds app.

Billed as a celebration of Glastonbury, BBC coverage will begin earlier than in previous years with two special programmes. BBC Two will show’Glastonbury: 50+‘ and BBC One ‘Stormzy: On the way to the pyramid scene’ with both also available on iPlayer.

Lorna Clarke, BBC Music Director, said: “I am very proud of the BBC’s long broadcasting history since Glastonbury, the culmination of our Summer of Live Music. This year our coverage will be the most extensive yet, with over 35 hours of programming on BBC One, Two, Three and Four, and over 40 hours on BBC iPlayer, in addition to live digital streams from the biggest five festival scenes. We’ll also have full coverage on the BBC Pop Radio Networks and BBC Sounds – with over 60 hours of broadcasts from the festival itself. For the first time, we’ll be showing sets from the Pyramid Stage in Ultra High Definition, a fantastic progression in our Glastonbury story, which aims to help audiences access every epic musical moment.

“Our expert team of presenters will guide audiences around Worthy Farm, while BBC iPlayer – with its dedicated Glastonbury channel – and BBC Sounds will allow people to watch and listen on demand, throughout the weekend. end of the festival and beyond. Many thanks to Emily and Michael Eavis for once again allowing us to bring their incredible creation to millions of music lovers across the UK.

Emily Eavis said: “It is a joy to have the BBC and its brilliant team back and broadcasting live from Glastonbury for the first time since 2019 – continuing a special partnership that has evolved since 1997. I can’t wait for Worthy Farm will be filled with thousands once more and millions more across the country will be able to enjoy performances from our stellar lineup, courtesy of the BBC, wherever they may be.

For full details of the BBC’s planned Glastonbury coverage, visit this page on the BBC website.

Last week, Glastonbury unveiled a limited edition recycled waistcoat designed by Stella McCartney, available now on the Glastonbury website with all proceeds going to War Child’s emergency fund, which helps children in Ukraine and other conflicts.

A charity vest resold at Glastonbury 2007, also designed by Stella McCartney, has since become a rare collector’s item. Then, during a recent warehouse audit, a stash of unsold vests was discovered.

Glastonbury organizers said: “Staying true to Stella McCartney’s ethos and principles of reducing our impact on the planet, the original vests have now been upcycled and repurposed with a new mushroom illustration celebrating mushrooms as the future. fashion and our planet.”

Also in support of the War Child emergency fund, Glastonbury organizers recently unveiled a limited edition poster. It features Stanley Donwood’s 2022 festival artwork reworked with the colors of the Ukrainian flag and will be produced on-site using the festival’s Heidelberg cylinder printing press.

They are now available to purchase from Glastonbury’s online shop for £25 with the sale limited to 2,022 prints, each of which will be numbered.

Paul McCartney will be 80 by the time Glastonbury arrives, making him Pyramid Stage’s oldest headliner. He is due to play Saturday night, the day after the Billie Eilish headlines. Aged 20 at the time, she will be Pyramid’s youngest headliner.

The main poster of the line-up was revealed in March with region-specific posters followed throughout the months of April and May. The full lineup, including set times, was announced at 11 a.m. this morning.

All tickets for Glastonbury 2022 are now sold out. Resales of returned tickets took place towards the end of March, which sold out in minutes. Your last chance to enter could be to win tickets, so check out our frequently updated page list of Glastonbury competitions.

Glastonbury 2022 will take place from Wednesday June 22 to Sunday June 26 at Worthy Farm near Pilton, Somerset.

Glastonbury Free Press Pyramid Stage
Sunday at Glastonbury 2019

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