Glastonbury 2016

Glastonbury 2016

Series 1 - Episode 3



Glastonbury headline acts don’t necessarily have to be blazing rock spectaculars. Some have questioned how Adele will get on tonight, given that she essentially just stands there. But she needn’t start doing backflips: this, the highest-profile festival slot in the world, can also serve as a way for a star, whose success has inevitably separated them from their fans, to come back and simply say hello again. Reports from Adele’s live dates this year suggest she can make big gigs feel intimate.

Her sturdy ballads aren’t for everyone, of course. Earlier, BBC2 brings you Tame Impala, Chvrches and Beyoncé collaborator James Blake. BBC4 has more alternatives, from Squeeze and Madness at 7pm to Baaba Maal and Mbongwana at 8pm and, in the channel’s final instalment at 10.30pm, New Order. The Mancunian demigods are followed by something that might be rather special: Charles Hazlewood conducts members of the British Paraorchestra, playing Philip Glass’s Heroes symphony.


Presenters Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne open coverage of the second day of the annual Glastonbury Festival, live from the heart of the Somerset countryside. Roving reporters Gemma Cairney are Martin Dougan are also on-site at Worthy Farm, venturing out into the field to interact with festival-goers and catch up with acts performing at some of the festivals more far-flung locales. Today's coverage gets under way with music by Wolf Alice, Little Simz and Band of Skulls, among many others. The BBC team also offers highlights from across six of the event's most well-appointed stages, and introduce bespoke acoustic performances from the BBC Two pop-up studio in the Park.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Mark Radcliffe
Presenter Lauren Laverne
Reporter Gemma Cairney
Reporter Martin Dougan
Executive Producer Alison Howe
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Producer Stephanie McWhinnie
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