BBC extend Glastonbury Festival broadcasting partnership to 2022

The BBC has penned a new broadcasting partnership with Glastonbury Festival, extending its coverage of the annual event until at least 2022.

“We have worked closely with a fantastic team at the BBC since 1997, it has become an integral part of what we do at Glastonbury,” Emily Eavis said.

“Together we have created something really special – two decades of historic live broadcast from many of the biggest names in contemporary music. We are all very excited to look ahead to another five Glastonburys alongside the much treasured BBC.”

Bob Shennan, BBC Director of Radio and Music also added, “This partnership confirms our ongoing commitment to placing music centre stage on the BBC, and presenting our programmes to a global audience via radio, online, television and BBC Red Button.

“As Glastonbury is one of the world’s leading musical celebrations, I’m delighted that the BBC will be its broadcast home until 2022, the BBC’s 100th anniversary year, bringing the magical joy of Worthy Farm to everyone, whether at home or on the move.”

This year Glastonbury Festival takes place from 21st – 25th of June with Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran all confirmed as headliners.

A host of other acts including Dizzee Rascal, The Flaming Lips and London Grammar have also been announced. You can see the full line-up here.

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