BBC Music has announced an “historic” deal to broadcast Glastonbury for the next five festivals.
The deal means the broadcaster will remain the festival’s TV home until at least 2022, and will include the festival’s 50th anniversary year in 2020, and 2022, the BBC’s 100th anniversary year.
Bob Shennan, BBC Director of Radio and Music, said: “This partnership confirms our ongoing commitment to placing music centre stage on the BBC, and presenting our programmes to a global audience via radio, online, television and BBC Red Button.
“As Glastonbury is one of the world’s leading musical celebrations, I’m delighted that the BBC will be its broadcast home until 2022, the BBC’s 100th anniversary year, bringing the magical joy of Worthy Farm to everyone, whether at home or on the move.”
Emily Eavis says: “We have worked closely with a fantastic team at the BBC since 1997, it has become an integral part of what we do at Glastonbury.
“Together we have created something really special – two decades of historic live broadcast from many of the biggest names in contemporary music.
“We are all very excited to look ahead to another five Glastonburys alongside the much treasured BBC.”