GLASTONBURY: BBC ANNOUNCES COVERAGE PLANS FOR 2023 FESTIVAL
For 2023, the BBC will present more Glastonbury coverage than ever before, both live and on-demand.
There will be over 40 hours of programming across the BBC’s television channels as well as over 85 hours of live broadcasts on the BBC’s pop radio networks, launching with Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music breakfast show live from the Glastonbury gates as they open to excited festival-goers (Wednesday 21st June, 7.30am-10.30am).
BBC television, with programmes presented by Clara Amfo, Lauren Laverne, Jack Saunders and Jo Whiley, will bring viewers over 40 hours of coverage over the festival weekend – even more than in 2022, which featured 35 hours of Glastonbury programming across the BBC’s TV channels.
There will be more sets on BBC One than ever before, with BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four also dedicating the weekend to the festival, bringing viewers a diverse range of artists from the Pyramid, Other, West Holts, Woodsies and Park stages.
We Love Glastonbury (w/t, 1x60)
Musicians and Glastonbury fans tell stories of their favourite performances and stand-out moments from over the years. Contributors include: Jessie Ware, who performed at Glastonbury in 2022, 2015 and 2013; Jake Shears, who performed with Ana Matronic as Scissor Sisters in 2004 and again in 2010, when they were joined on stage by Kylie Minogue for a rendition of their song Any Which Way.
Glastonbury Anthems (w/t, 3x30)
This series takes viewers on a journey through classic anthems from Glastonbury over the years, from when the cameras first arrived on Worthy Farm in 1997 to the present day.
Glastonbury: 50 Years and Counting (1x90)
This June, BBC Two broadcasts a newly re-versioned and revamped edition of this film, with footage from Glastonbury 2022.
New footage includes extracts from Wet Leg’s performance on the Park Stage, Greta Thunberg’s speech on the Pyramid Stage and new interviews with 2022 performers Arlo Parks and Billie Eilish – Glastonbury’s youngest ever solo headliner – bringing the story of the festival right up to date.
BBC One joins the celebrations from Friday 23rd June, as The One Show reports live from the festival from 7pm-7.30pm. In the week that follows Glastonbury, BBC Two will broadcast a compilation of standout performances from this year’s festival.
See Hear, BBC Two’s monthly magazine programme for Deaf audiences, will also be reflecting on Glastonbury in their July episode. After the festival, CBeebies Bedtime Stories will be broadcasting Glastonbury specials, featuring a host of stars who will help the nation’s pre-schoolers wind down for the day.
The full TV schedule from Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd June will be announced on Wednesday 7th June and the TV schedules from Saturday 24th June - Friday 30th June will be confirmed on Wednesday 14th June.
BBC iPlayer will once again be the ultimate viewing destination for Glastonbury on the BBC. Audiences have the choice to be guided through the best of the festival by expert presenters, or to move freely between live streams from the five filmed stages, to create their own personal Glastonbury.
Plus, with a range of new streams and themed channels available across twelve days this year (Monday 19th to Friday 30th June), in addition to the 40 hours of coverage on BBC iPlayer’s dedicated Glastonbury channel, 2023 will be BBC iPlayer’s most extensive Glastonbury celebration yet.