Did You Miss Out On Glastonbury Tickets? Settle Down with A Beer and Aunty Beeb

Did you miss out on tickets for this years Glastonbury festival.  Well as tickets sold out in 25 minutes on the day of release it is no surprise if you did.

The line-up looks pretty hot if you can ignore the controversy surrounding the choice of Kanye West as a headliner or the fact that The Who cancelled a show in paris to appear on Sunday

If you are in the UK you can settle down with a beer and watch the BBC’s extended coverage of the event.

The BBC will be broadcasting 30 hours of coverage across all TV channels, kicking off on BBC One on Friday, June 26th with The One Show’s Chris Evans and Alex Jones presenting their show live from Glastonbury at 7-7.30pm.

BBC Two, traditionally the home of the big headline acts, will be fronted by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe, while Greg James will be providing a younger perspective to the BBC Three audience. For a trip down memory lane, BBC Four will be taking a look at years gone by with performance highlights from everyone’s favourite Glastonbury acts.

In addition to the TV coverage  BBC Radio 1 and radio 1 Xtra will provide a wide selection of live action.  They will even provide live coverage of the dance area at Shangri-La between 1am and 4am.

BBC 6 music will also provide coverage and there will be a wide variety of Glastonbury highlights available on the BBC’s red button services on digital TV.  You can even watch the BBC’s webcam during the set-up phase.

It’s not the same as being there, but it is the next best thing.

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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