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BBC to air Pyramid units in Extremely Excessive Definition for first time

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The BBC has introduced that it’s going to broadcast units dwell from Glastonbury Pageant‘s Pyramid Stage in Extremely Excessive Definition (UHD) for the primary time.

Along with the information that may carry followers watching at house nearer to the motion, BBC Music has additionally introduced its presenters together with Lauren Laverne, Jo Wiley, Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens.

Audiences will be capable to watch headline units by Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Diana Ross (legends slot) in UMD aired dwell on BBC One/Two in addition to BBC iPlayer and on-line from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26.

For the primary time, BBC iPlayer’s devoted Glastonbury channel might be dwell from Thursday, June 23 by to the Sunday, guiding viewers by the lots of of performances happening at Worthy Farm.

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish. CREDIT: Jenn 5/NME

Additionally on the presenter line-up throughout TV and radio is: AFRODEUTSCHE, Cerys Matthews, Danny Howard, Dermot O’Leary, DJ Goal, Jaguar, Jamz Supernova, Matt Everitt, Sian Eleri, Steve Lamacq, Tiffany Calver, Tom Ravenscroft, Vick Hope and Zoe Ball.

BBC Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 2 will all present protection of the pageant, which returns after three years following the COVID pandemic.

BBC Radio 6 Music would be the pageant’s radio house, offering all-day Glastonbury protection from Wednesday, June 22 by to Sunday, June 26.

The BBC’s celebration of Glastonbury 2022 will start sooner than in earlier years. Within the days main as much as principal pageant protection on TV, BBC Two will broadcast Glastonbury: 50 Years & Counting, described as a “kaleidoscopic portrait of Glastonbury and its social and musical historical past is given by the testimony of its principal curators, Michael and Emily Eavis, in addition to artists who’ve appeared there”.

Contributors on the programme embody Aswad, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Dua Lipa, Ed O’Brien, Fatboy Slim, Florence Welch, Johnny Marr, Linda Lewis, Orbital, Noel Gallagher, The Levellers, Thom Yorke and Stormzy.

Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music, stated in an announcement: “I’m very pleased with the BBC’s lengthy historical past of broadcasting from Glastonbury, the spotlight of our Summer time of Dwell Music. Our protection this 12 months might be our most in depth up to now, with over 35 hours of programming throughout BBC One, Two, Three and 4, and over 40 hours on BBC iPlayer – along with digital dwell streams from the 5 greatest pageant levels.

Glastonbury The Park stage
CREDIT: Jim Dyson

“We’ll even have wall-to-wall protection on the BBC’s pop radio networks and BBC Sounds – with over 60 hours of broadcasts from the pageant itself. For the primary time, we’ll be exhibiting units from the Pyramid stage in Extremely Excessive Definition, a improbable development in our Glastonbury story, which goals to assist audiences entry each epic musical second.

“Our knowledgeable staff of presenters will information audiences round Worthy Farm, while BBC iPlayer – with its devoted Glastonbury channel – and BBC Sounds will permit folks to observe and hear on demand, all through the pageant weekend and past. Many because of Emily and Michael Eavis for as soon as once more permitting us to carry their unimaginable creation to thousands and thousands of music lovers across the UK.”

Glastonbury pageant organiser Emily Eavis stated: “It’s a pleasure to have the BBC and its sensible staff again and broadcasting dwell from Glastonbury for the primary time since 2019 – persevering with a particular partnership that’s been evolving since 1997.

“I’m wanting ahead to Worthy Farm being stuffed with hundreds of individuals as soon as once more and for thousands and thousands extra across the nation having the ability to take pleasure in performances from our stellar line-up, courtesy of the BBC, wherever they’re.”
See extra particulars in regards to the BBC’s protection right here.

In the meantime, yesterday (Could 30) the total line-up and stage occasions for Glastonbury Pageant 2022 had been revealed.


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