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BBC 6 Music does Glastonbury

Laverne has revealed that 6 Music will be the radio home of Glastonbury for its 40th year.

The digital station will dedicate 40 hours to continuous coverage, with live performances, exclusive interviews, festival news and material from the Glastonbury archives.

Laverne will join fellow presenters Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Craig Charles, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe and Tom Ravenscroft on-air. Festival headliners Orbital are also set to present a special show for 6 Music on Sunday 27th June ahead of their live festival set.

There will also be coverage on other BBC Radio outlets. Radio 1 will bring their listeners highlights from the festival with Fearne Cotton and Jo Whiley both presenting Glastonbury specials of their regular shows from the site.

Over on BBC Radio 4, they will focus on spoken word with the Glastonbury Poetry Diaries. Five poets appearing at the festival keep poetry diaries of their experiences. There will also be some comedy performances over the weekend.

Andy Parfitt, BBC's Controller of Popular Music, said: "6 Music will be back at Worthy Farm to offer the same breadth of coverage and capture all those quintessentially Glastonbury moments, from the headliners on the Pyramid Stage to the next big thing on the BBC Introducing stage.

"Complemented by Radio 1 and Radio 4's own take on the festival, BBC TV's consistently excellent capturing of the iconic Glastonbury performances and the extensive online offering, the BBC's coverage of this major cultural event will prove once again to be a must see/hear experience."

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