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Saturday 31 January 2015

BBC and Stones discuss coverage

Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones are to headline Glastonbury festival
Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones are to headline Glastonbury festival

The BBC said it has had "constructive" conversations with the Rolling Stones after reports of a row with the veteran rockers over how much of their Glastonbury set will be televised.

It was reported the band only wanted the first four songs from their headline show to be broadcast during the BBC's coverage of the festival and not the bulk of their set.

The BBC announced its plan for the festival this week promising its "broadest and best" coverage with around 250 hours of live coverage over the weekend.

A spokeswoman for the corporation said: "We're confident that we'll be able to deliver fantastic coverage of this year's amazing Glastonbury line-up. The discussions with artists are absolutely business as usual for this stage of our festival planning. Our conversations with The Rolling Stones have been extremely constructive and are ongoing."

Other acts playing the festival include Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys, as well as Primal Scream, Professor Green and Dizzee Rascal.

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