The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury: 2.5 million watched on BBC TV

Some 1.4 million people tuned in to watch Arctic Monkeys play the Pyramid Stage on Friday (June 29)

The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury: 2.5 million watched on BBC TV

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

A peak audience of 2.5 million people tuned in to BBC Two to watch The Rolling Stones' historic Glastonbury set on Saturday (June 29).

Official figures from the BBC said that 1.4 million people watched Arctic Monkeys' set at its height on Friday night (June 28). The BBC are streaming performances from the six main stages live online and have confirmed that one million unique visitors have watched their coverage during Friday and Saturday – up 87 per cent on 2011.

The Rolling Stones last night made their debut appearance at Worthy Farm on the Pyramid Stage on the second day of Glastonbury 2013. The set included 'Gimme Shelter', 'Paint It, Black' and 'Brown Sugar' and the encore included 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', where the band were joined by an all-female choir. They finished with '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction', at which point red ticker tape was released above the crowd.

Mumford and Sons will bring Glastonbury to a close tonight with their Pyramid Stage headline set. Other artists appearing today (June 30) include The xx, Smashing Pumpkins and Phoenix.

John Lydon will play live with Public Image Ltd, while Kenny Rogers will play Glastonbury's traditional Sunday afternoon legends slot. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Cat Power, Bobby Womack, First Aid Kit and Deap Vally also play.

The Rolling Stones: The Complete Story, on sale now! Classic interviews, iconic & rare photographs, backstage on their most infamous tours plus every album reassessed.

Order the print copy here or download the digital edition here

Read More On This Artist

More News
Noel and Liam Gallagher reportedly reach 'gentlemen's agreement' to reform Oasis...
Unreleased Chris Brown and Rihanna duet leaks online – listen
Yoko Ono declares Ringo Starr 'the most influential Beatle'
Father John Misty releases exclusive track 'I Loved You, Honeybee' on heart-shaped vinyl
Wire unveil new video for 'Burning Bridges' – watch
Migos arrested mid-show for drug and gun possession
Peter, Bjorn and John unveil first new song in four years – listen
Nicolas Jaar confirms first solo release in four years
'Boardwalk Empire''s Michael Shannon to perform The Smiths' 'The Queen...
Joan Jett performs with Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - watch
Copies of U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' Record Store Day release sold with Tool EP inside
Fall Out Boy: 'No one else can do anything the way Green Day does'
Jay Z wins lawsuit against sound engineer claiming co-ownership of hit songs
Kanye West joins the Weeknd onstage at Coachella - watch
Glastonbury resale tickets sell out in 12 minutes
Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Karen O and more pay tribute to Lou Reed at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Paul McCartney inducts Ringo Starr into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Florence + The Machine unveil new track 'As Far As I Could Get' - listen
Foo Fighters play Ohio record store for Record Store Day, Dave Grohl arrives on motorcycle
Run The Jewels release new track 'Bust No Moves' - listen
Florence + The Machine's second Coachella set cut to 30 minutes due to broken foot
Four Tet plays surprise set at London's Phonica for Record Store Day - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM