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Rolling Stones Glastonbury BBC

The Rolling Stones and BBC reach compromise over Glastonbury coverage

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By Gillian West | Social media manager

June 21, 2013 | 1 min read

The Rolling Stones fans will be able to watch one hour of their Glastonbury set on TV after a deal was agreed with the BBC.

Last month the band limited the BBC to broadcasting a mere four songs from their two hour and 15 minute long Saturday night headline set.

The deal means fans of the veteran band that did not get tickets to the event will still be able to experience some of the show, however, only those at the festival will be able to see the finale.

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis commented: “I think they’re all friends now. They’re [The Rolling Stones] going to be playing for about an hour for the TV. I think Mick Jagger wanted to play to the people here, rather than a TV show.”

Glastonbury 2013 takes place next week from Wednesday 26 June to Sunday 30 June at Worthy Farm.

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