World set for greatest music show


Glastonbury 2014 (BBC2, Friday, June 27, 10pm)

What’s it all About? It’s only coverage of the mother of all music festivals, that’s what.

A myriad of worthy acts descend on Worthy Farm for what promises to be the greatest music show on Earth.

The opening night alone features Arcade Fire, Elbow, and Lily Allen on the iconic Pyramid Stage. With a bit of luck there will also be highlights from Blackbeard’s Tea Party from their Friday afternoon set. The York-based act are one of the best feelgood acts on the UK circuit.

Saturday’s line-up is an embarrassment of riches, with Metallica, Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey and countless others ready to take the South West of England by storm. Naturally the BBC has turned out in force to make sure every element of the action is covered.

There will be a whopping 250 hours of radio, TV, red button and online streaming, with coverage from the six key music stages.

Festival veterans Mark Radcliffe, Lauren Laverne and Jo Whiley will be giving their verdicts on those highs (the acts) and potential lows (mud slides).

Look Out For: A benign musical riot when Kaiser Chiefs take to the John Peel Stage on Friday night.