Summers just wouldn’t be the same without the BBC’s coverage
A major event in the British cultural calendar, the Glastonbury festival sees a bevy of the world’s best performers descend on Somerset for five days of transcendent live music, cabaret, theatre, comedy and circus. The BBC’s coverage offers armchair festival-goers in the UK and around the world unprecedented access to the happenings both on and off stage.
“A reminder that this is simply the best music line-up of the year, a place where there really is something for everyone.”
BBC Studios has been producing award winning programming from Glastonbury, a complex live broadcast event, for over twenty years, capturing the headline-grabbing performances, candid interviews and freak weather events as they happen.
In 2016 BBC Studios partnered with BBC Music to deliver over 25 hours of TV and Red Button coverage. Programming for BBC One (The One Show), BBC Two and BBC Four, plus live-streams from six music stages, reflected the wide range of acts at the festival – from the biggest headliners to some of the newest talent on the music scene.
Featuring an all-star presenting line-up featuring Chris Evans, Jo Whiley, Dermot O’Leary, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Trevor Nelson and Mark Radcliffe, BBC TV and digital viewing figures for Glastonbury 2016 reached a record high of 18.7 million over the weekend, with show-stopping turns from Adele and Coldplay among the most popular performances.
Glastonbury TV content is overseen by BBC Studios’ Mark Cooper, Head of Music Television, and Alison Howe, Executive Producer, BBC Music TV.
BBC Worldwide has been the global distributor for Glastonbury since 2010, taking highlights from the festival to TV and VOD audiences around the world. Content from Glastonbury 2016 was sold internationally to 232 territories including India, South Korea, Australia, Brazil and the US.