BBC announces 25 hours of Glastonbury coverage

Muse, Adele and Coldplay will be screened in full.

The BBC has announced details of its Glastonbury coverage, promising “over 25 hours” of performances across BBC 1, BBC2, BBC Three and BBC Four.

This includes showing the Pyramid Stage headline performances by Muse, Adele and Coldplay in full on BBC2, as will the Sunday afternoon “legends” slot by Jeff Lynne’s ELO.

The amount of coverage appears to be slightly down on the 30 hours screened in 2016, though the BBC emphasised that the amount of exact coverage has yet to be finalised.

The BBC have named 17 presenters for its Glastonbury coverage, including Chris Evans, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe, Gemma Cairney, Huw Stephens and Annie Mac, adding “other presenters are still to be confirmed”. BBC1’s The One Show will kick off the TV coverage with a special show on June 24 hosted by Greg James and Alex Jones.

A total of 19 million people saw 2016’s BBC Glastonbury coverage, with Lionel Richie the most-watched individual performance, netting 1.8m viewers.

The BBC said its new BBC Music app will include exclusive full sets and individual songs across the weekend, while BBC Four will show sets by Foals, New Order, PJ Harvey and Earth, Wind And Fire.

BBC Music director Bob Shennan said: “Glastonbury promises to be a magical weekend. If you can’t make it to Worthy Farm, BBC Music will bring you the cream of the festival, whether you’re at home or on the move. ”