This year's BBC coverage of Glastonbury will feature more than 250 hours of content, with more than 120 different performances captured for broadcast on TV, radio and digital, in what the corporation is billing as "the first ever digital Glastonbury".
This year the BBC will be covering music from six stages – Pyramid, Other, Park, John Peel, BBC Introducing and West Holts – and using its different platforms and stations to target appropriate audiences for the music.
On radio, Radio 2 will host 19 hours of coverage, concentrating on acts such as Mumford & Sons, the Rolling Stones and Jake Bugg. "When we started to look at some of the acts on the Pyramid stage over the last few years, we realised these were core Radio 2 acts," said Bob Shennan, the controller of Radio 2.
Radio 1 and 1Xtra will concentrate on dance music, and after-hours events, while 6Music will offer 24-hour coverage.
On TV, BBC2 will – as before – be the mainstream home of the festival, with key headline sets. BBC3 will cater for the younger audience, and BBC4 will cover "alternative Glastonbury", with documentaries and archive material, as well as coverage of sets by Pil, Chic and Bobby Womack. BBC1 gets in on the act, kicking off TV coverage on the Friday with a special edition of The One Show.
The corporation's digital coverage has been informed by its experiences with last year's Olympics and Radio 1 Hackney Weekender, said Mark Friend, controller of multi-platforms and interactive. It will also be shaped by developments made over the last year, including new apps for the iPad and iPhone and the radio iPlayer. Friend promised live streams from all six stages, with all digital content being available on the BBC's other platforms.
The Guardian will also be offering comprehensive coverage of Glastonbury this year, with podcasts, liveblogs, reviews and more, from our dedicated team on site.
This article originally appeared on guardian.co.uk