The BBC’s radio coverage of Glastonbury is to kick off with an unprecedented “triple-cast” between 6 Music, Radio 1 and Radio 2.
It will be the first time in the UK that three national radio stations have undertaken a simultaneous broadcast.
The two-hour show, Introducing Glastonbury, will be aired live from the festival site at 8:00pm on Thursday 23 June as the musical extravaganza gears up for its 41st year.
Presenters Steve Lamacq, Jo Whiley and Zane Lowe will introduce performances from bands Noah and the Whale and Dry the River, and will chat to Michael Eavis, the festival’s organiser.
6 Music editor Paul Rodgers said: “6 Music’s coverage of Glastonbury has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to achieve from a small studio in a very big field. This year will be no exception and I know that we’ll be able to bring the best of the festival to our listeners.”
Along with its radio offering, the BBC’s TV coverage will include live broadcasts and highlights shows on BBC2, BBC3 and BBC4, as well as on its interactive Red Button service.
U2, Coldplay and Beyoncé are among those headlining Glastonbury.