Glastonbury 2013: Millions to watch online

Music lovers up and down the country will be spending their weekend indoors streaming Glastonbury coverage with over 177 hours of festival action available online at the BBC's website...

As this year's Glastonbury gets under way, there's no reason to feel sorry for yourself if you haven't been able to get tickets.

For the first time ever, the BBC is broadcasting six dedicated live streams - available to watch online through the BBC's website - bringing all the action from Worthy Farm to PCs, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices.

Music lovers across the UK will watch, dry and surrounded by home comforts, as the Rolling Stones, Primal Scream and Arctic Monkeys - as well as hundreds of other live performers - stage the greatest, and probably the dampest, show on Earth.

Across the weekend, a staggering 177 hours of live from the Glastonbury Festival 2013 will be streamed.

BBC controller Mark Friend said: "Just as we did with sport at the Olympics, our ambition this year is to bring our audiences even closer to the music they love at Glastonbury.

"This will also be the first 'mobile' Glastonbury - we expect smartphone and tablet viewing to reach unprecedented levels."

The festival's founder an organiser, Michael Eavis, added: "The BBC have stuck with us through thick and thin since 1991 and they've earned their stripes the hard way.

"It's been quite a journey since '97 and to have a complete record of what we've been up to over the years is music history gold dust."

In total, six of the main stages - Pyramid Stage, Other Stage, John Peel Stage, West Holt Stage, Park Stage and BBC Introducing Stage - will be live streamed and available on PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and connected 'smart' TVs.

On BBC iPlayer, all the Glastonbury TV coverage from BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four will be available live or as catch-up for seven days after broadcast.

More than 120 live performances will be shown exclusively by the BBC over the three days of Glastonbury 2013. Closing the show on Sunday night will be banjo-toting West London folk posse Mumford and Sons.

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