BBC to live stream Glastonbury Festival for first time

Viewers will be able to select which stage they want to watch

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This year's Glastonbury Festival is to be live streamed for the first time with viewers able to watch different stages as they happen.

The BBC provides comprehensive coverage from the festival across TV and radio and will use the latest digital technology to allow viewers to choose from simultaneous live streams from all the major stages.

Meanwhile, Two Door Cinema Club were today (January 31) announced for this year's BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend.The annual free music event is set to be held in Londonderry, Northern Ireland over the weekend of May 24-26. Olly Murs has also been announced to perform. Headline artists and a full line-up will be confirmed in the coming months.

The event was last held in Londonderry back in 2004. It will visit the city again this year as it celebrates its status as UK City Of Culture for 2013. Last year, it was staged at London's Hackney Marshes to mark the opening of the Olympic Park. Jay-Z headlined the event, which also included performances from Jack White, Lana Del Rey, Bombay Bicycle Club and Florence And The Machine. Ticket details will be announced in the coming months.

In other Glastonbury news, it was confirmed this week that Daft Punk will not be performing despite ongoing rumours.

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