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Rolling Stones Reportedly Agree Let BBC Air One Hour of Their Glastonbury Set

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/TheRollingStones (via ABC News Radio)
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The Rolling Stones and the BBC have reportedly reached a deal and agreed that there will be one hour of televised coverage of the band’s June 29 performance at the Glastonbury festival.

The BBC originally wanted to feature the Stones entire set as part of its comprehensive coverage of the event, but the band only wanted four songs to be broadcast.

The Sun reports both sides agreed to a one hour TV show.

Organizer Michael Eavis tells the newspaper, “They’re all friends now.  They’re going to be playing for about an hour for the TV.” 

Eavis hinted that Mick Jagger was against extensive BBC coverage of the Stones concert. “I think Mick Jagger wanted to play for the people [at the festival], rather than a TV show,” said Eavis.

The report says only those at the festival will see the band’s finale of their two-hour-and-15-minute set.

In the U.K., the Glastonbury festival will air live on the BBC Two TV channel, BBC Radio 2 and online at BBC.co.uk.  The BBC announced last month that it will be offering a total of 250 hours' worth of live coverage from the six main stages of the festival.  It's not clear how much of the event, if any, will be accessible to U.S. viewers.

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