Rolling Stones give BBC satisfaction with compromise deal over Glastonbury coverage


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Music fans will be able to watch an hour of The Rolling Stones' headline set at Glastonbury on TV after a compromise was reached in a row over coverage of the set.

The Independent revealed last month that the band, playing for two hours and 15 minutes on the Saturday night of the music festival, had initially limited the BBC to broadcasting four songs from their show. Urgent talks were then held between the parties.

Speaking as he gears up for next week's opening of the Somerset festival, now in its 43rd year, organiser Michael Eavis said: “I think they're all friends now.

”They're going to be playing for about an hour for the TV.

“I think Mick Jagger wanted to play to the people here, rather than a TV show.”

Only those at the festival will see the band's finale, with fireworks set to light up the sky over the Worthy Farm site.