June 6, 2014 15:08

BBC reveal their Glastonbury coverage plans, including 'The One Show'

Over 250 hours of coverage will be rolled out across radio, TV, Red Button and online streaming by broadcaster

BBC reveal their Glastonbury coverage plans, including 'The One Show'

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The BBC have confirmed details of their extensive coverage of this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Over 250 hours of coverage will be rolled out across radio, TV, Red Button and online streaming, with coverage from six key music stages including the BBC's own Introducing Stage

Thirty hours of television will be broadcast over the weekend of the festival (June 26-28) across BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four. BBC One will be represented by The One Show, which will come live from the festival with Chris Evans, Alex Jones and Fearne Cotton hosting the magazine show on the Friday night at 7pm.

Further coverage on BBC Two (10pm-10.30pm and 11pm-2am), BBC Three (7pm-10pm and 11pm-midnight) and BBC Four (8pm-10pm) will follow.

Mark Radcliffe, Lauren Laverne and Jo Whiley will present BBC Two's coverage of the festival, including performances by Pyramid Stage headliners Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian.

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s coverage will be fronted by Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, MistaJam, Charlie Sloth, ToddlaT, DJ Target, Robbo Ranx and Seani B. Notably, Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe will not represent the BBC at this year's festival.

Over on BBC Radio 2, highlights include The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, which will broadcast from different locations of the site including Worthy Farmhouse and the Pyramid Stage. Radio 6 Music, meanwhile, will be explore the alternative side to Glastonbury and broadcasting the sets of the three main headliner acts. Lauren Laverne, Cerys Matthews, Steve Lamacq, and Stuart Maconie will be on hand to take the best of Worthy Farm to the 6 Music audience.

Finally, BBC iPlayer will bring audiences performance highlights from over 100 artists for 30 days after the event, as well as all the action from BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four.

In addition to the TV and Radio coverage, six stages – Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holt, Park and BBC Introducing will be streamed live across four screens via PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV.

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