Coverage of the Glastonbury 2022 Music Festival
BBC Radio Goes All Out
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BBC 6 Music will be the main home of Glastonbury on the radio this year, as the BBC plans full coverage of the music festival from Wednesday 22nd till Sunday 26th June. The station will be live from the event, which this year will be featuring Diana Ross, Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney and much more. Coverage will be brought to audiences across TV, radio, BBC Sounds, BBC iPlayer and online by AFRODEUTSCHE, Cerys Matthews, Clara Amfo, Danny Howard, Dermot O’Leary, DJ Target, Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders, Jaguar, Jamz Supernova, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Matt Everitt, Sian Eleri, Steve Lamacq, Tiffany Calver, Tom Ravenscroft, Vick Hope and Zoe Ball all broadcasting live from Worthy Farm.
On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd, June, Lauren Laverne (7.30 am - 10.30 am) and Jamz Supernova (7 pm - 9 pm) will guide listeners across the festival site, bringing to life the wonders of Worthy Farm with shows featuring live sets, Glastonbury news and guests. Plus, Lauren broadcasts from the Worthy Farm gates as the first festival-goers enter the site during her Wednesday morning show. Chris Hawkins (5 am - 7.30 am), Mary Anne Hobbs (10.30 am - 1 pm), Craig Charles (1 pm - 4 pm), Steve Lamacq (4 pm - 7 pm) and Gideon Coe (9 pm - 12 am) will also be joining in the Glastonbury celebration with themed shows on those days. Every track played between 5 am and midnight will be from an artist who has played at Glastonbury in the past or will be this year and there’ll be archive sets broadcast in each show.
On Friday 24th June, Jamz (10.30 am - 1 pm), Huw Stephens (1 pm - 4 pm) and Steve (4 pm - 7 pm) present from Pilton, with All Day Glastonbury themed programmes also coming from Chris (5 am - 7.30 am) and Nemone (7.30 am - 10.30 am). A co-hosted special programme from Matt Everitt & Nemone (7 pm - 9 pm) and Tom Ravenscroft & AFRODEUTSCHE (9 pm - 12 am) will air on the Friday and Saturday evening. Matt & Nemone will bring the audience the special moments from each day, plus interviews, news and a look ahead to what’s to come. Tom & AFRODEUTSCHE will take listeners across the stages in their show, bringing them live sets taking place that night. Also on Saturday 25th June, Lauren (1 pm - 4 pm) and Jamz (4 pm - 7 pm) have all the live action, with Glastonbury specials from Amy Lamé (5 am - 7 am), Radcliffe & Maconie (7 am - 10 am) and Huey Morgan (10 am - 1 pm).
Sunday’s live-from-site broadcasts are courtesy of Cerys Matthews (10 am - 1 pm) and Jamz (1 pm - 4 pm) before the network broadcasts Elbow – Road to Glastonbury (4 pm - 5 pm), exploring the band’s relationship with the festival ahead of their performance on Sunday night on the Pyramid Stage. Nemone & Matt are back from 5 pm - 8 pm with a review of Sunday and a look ahead to the last few hours of the festival. Finally, Steve rounds up an epic weekend from 8 pm - 12 am, with a show featuring news, reviews, performance highlights and storming live sets, broadcast live from the final night of Glastonbury 2022.
Elsewhere, coverage kicks off on Radio 1 Dance on Thursday 23rd June from 7 pm - 12 am, with a live broadcast of Radio 1 Dance’s takeover of the BBC Music Introducing Stage, hosted by Danny Howard and Jaguar. The programme will be simulcast on BBC Radio Somerset DAB. Sian Eleri will be live from Pilton from 10 pm - 12 am on the Friday night on Radio 1, to bring listeners the Pyramid Stage headline set from Billie Eilish. Plus, on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Vick Hope will be giving Radio 1 listeners regular live updates from Worthy Farm between 11 am - 3 pm each day. Following the festival, Radio 1’s Essential Mix will take listeners back to Shangri - La, broadcasting set highlights from this famous late-night area of Glastonbury on Friday 1st July (into Saturday (2nd July), 12 am - 2 am).
At 1Xtra, Tiffany Calver and DJ Target co-host a special show on the Saturday (9 pm - 11 pm), which will be simulcast on Radio 1 and will feature live performances from some of 1Xtra’s favourite artists at Glastonbury. Tiffany is back on the Sunday (9 pm - 12 am) with Kendrick Lamar live on the Pyramid Stage. The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show comes live from Glastonbury on the Friday (7 am - 10 am) on BBC Radio 2, featuring live music and artist interviews. Plus, Richie Anderson and Tina Daheley explore the site to preview the weekend and hear from music fans as part of the show. On the Saturday, it’s Vernon Kaye’s All Request Glastonbury All Stars (3 pm - 5 pm), featuring listener choices of artists who have played at Glastonbury, before Dermot O’Leary presents live from Worthy Farm (5 pm - 8 pm) with the best of the festival so far.
In the evening, listeners can enjoy Paul McCartney at the BBC (8 pm - 9 pm), featuring some of Paul’s top performances and interviews from the BBC archives and then tune in to OJ Borg (9 pm - 12 am), whose show will include highlights of Paul McCartney’s Pyramid Stage performance. Sunday on Radio 2 sees Jo Whiley present live from Pilton (7 pm - 9 pm), including highlights from Diana Ross’ teatime slot set on the Pyramid Stage. All Glastonbury programmes on BBC radio will be available to hear on-demand on BBC Sounds after broadcast.
(Sources: BBC | RadioToday)