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Rolling Stones Deny BBC Permission To Broadcast Event?

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Updated 06/1/2013 1:57am
Rolling Stones Deny BBC Permission To Broadcast Event?

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Lisa Hafey

Staff Writer

The Rolling Stones will be headlining Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage this year, in their Glasto debut on June 27.

Historical as this may be, they’re not keen to share the event with everyone, as they have denied the BBC permission to broadcast their set, apart from the first four songs.

The National Broadcaster is in negotiations with the Stones, who say it’s not about the money, but rather about giving gig-goers what they paid for.

An insider told UK newspapers,  “Mick wants the Glastonbury set to be for the fans there — he didn’t sign up for a TV show. It’s not about money, this show will go around the world.”

They added, “If there’s torrential rain it will play havoc with their show. And they want to sound and look at their best.”

Mark Cooper, Head of Music and Television at the BBC, said,  “We are having an ongoing discussion with the Stones. I’m talking to Mick about it. At this point I’m quite optimistic we’ll get a sufficient amount of music.

"I understand it is a risk for them. They are stepping out of their comfort zone. There’s an unpredictability, it’s not their natural audience."

He added: “They are nervous about how much they should share. But when legendary artists play Glastonbury, they also attract a whole new, broader audience.

A spokesman for the Stones said however, that the information is incorrect, and they have made "no decision as yet."

Either way, nothing will beat the atmosphere of the live gig – are you going to Glasto this year? 

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