Record online listening figures for BBC Sounds at Glastonbury

BBC audio content from Glastonbury played 2.3m times on BBC Sounds – the highest figure for the platform.

On BBC iPlayer coverage was streamed a record 34.1m times with 23m streams being live, the highest on record for a BBC programme brand.

Popular sets from the festival included Pyramid stage headliners Sir Paul McCartney and Billie Eilish, as well as performances from the likes of Crowded House, Diana Ross, Little Simz, Megan Thee Stallion, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Sam Fender.

Streams increased by 205% on BBC Sounds from 2019 when the festival was last held.

Lorna Clarke, BBC Director of Music says: “The BBC provided the ultimate armchair experience of the world’s best-loved festival this weekend with a dedicated Glastonbury channel on BBC iPlayer, 6 Music’s All Day Glastonbury coverage, performances from the biggest artists on demand on BBC Sounds and over 35 hours of coverage across our TV channels.

“The party isn’t over yet, with over 90 sets and key tracks from the five filmed stages available to watch on BBC iPlayer – including Pyramid Stage performances in Ultra High Definition.”