Chris Evans goes live from Glastonbury

Chris Evans is to broadcast his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show from Glastonbury this year to kick off the corporation’s festival coverage.

Chris will broadcast from different locations of the site including Worthy Farmhouse and the Pyramid Stage between 7am and 10am on June 27th, with Jo Whiley and Dermot O’Leary continuing coverage.

In addition, over 50 hours of coverage will take place across BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, as well as BBC TV.

Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s coverage will be fronted by Fearne Cotton, Huw Stephens, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, MistaJam, Charlie Sloth, ToddlaT, DJ Target, Robbo Ranx and Seani B.

Radio 6 Music will be exploring the alternative side to Glastonbury and broadcasting the sets of the three main headliner acts – Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian. Lauren Laverne, Cerys Matthews, Steve Lamacq, and Stuart Maconie will be on hand.

In total, the BBC will broadcast over 250 hours of Radio, TV, Red Button and Online streaming, with coverage from six key music stages including the BBC Introducing Stage.

Bob Shennan, Controller BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and Director, BBC Music said: “Glastonbury is one of the world’s most famous music festivals and once again the BBC will be providing audiences with a magical weekend of coverage, in a way that only the BBC can.”

Last week, BBC Radio 1 presenter Huw Stephens exclusively announced the line-up for this year’s BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury. New and emerging acts from across the country will be given the chance to perform.

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 7:57 am by RadioToday

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