Record audience for BBC coverage – watch it again online now

July 2, 2011

We’re pleased to report that the BBC’s excellent Glastonbury coverage enjoyed a record audience reach in 2011, with 18.6 million viewers. BBC Two alone reached 15.7m viewers, a rise of 3.6m viewers compared to last year. All headline performers enjoyed an average audience of more than 1.5 million viewers, with the biggest peak of 2.6 million viewers for Beyonce on Sunday, a peak of 2.2 million for Coldplay and a peak of 2.1 million for U2.

There is also still plenty of coverage to come, with on-demand highlights available for 50 of the Festival’s biggest acts – including all the headliners – at These are available for 30 days (up from 7 days last year), with individual songs available to users outside the UK. BBC Radio has also been regularly dropping Glastonbury recordings into its shows on Radio 1, Radio 2 and 6 Music.

And, later tonight, there will be a two hour Best of Glastonbury 2011 programme on BBC2, featuring highlights from across the Festival. The show is on just after midnight, at 00.10am.

We’ll leave you with a selection of tracks which have been made embeddable…

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