The Rolling Stones Smooth Over BBC Dispute

Glastonbury set will partially be broadcast...
The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones has smoothed over their BBC dispute, meaning that parts of their Glastonbury set will be broadcast on national television.

After taking a year off to allow the lands of Worthy Farm to return to their pristine best, Glastonbury is now almost upon us. Returning after a short break, countless thousand fans will descend upon the Somerset festival, with millions more absorbing the event through hours of BBC coverage.

However the build up has been sullied by one bone of contention. The Rolling Stones initially refused to let the BBC broadcast more than four songs of their headline set, but have now relented.

As part of the BBC's extensive Glastonbury coverage armchair fans at home and abroad will be able to enjoy a full hour's music from the iconic rock group.

Michael Eavis broke the news to The Independent, explaining that the discussion has smoothed over. "I think they’re all friends now. They’re going to be playing for about an hour for the TV" explained the genial festival guru. "I think Mick Jagger wanted to play to the people here, rather than a TV show."

Wondering what to expect? Clash caught The Rolling Stones in action at the O2 Arena earlier this year - check out our live review HERE.

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