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Glastonbury 2013 stages to be streamed by the BBC

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The BBC has outlined its plans for music broadcasting in 2013.

The corporation announced plans to extensively cover music events in the UK following the digital success of its Olympics and Hackney Weekend coverage in 2012.

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For the first time ever, music fans will be able to stream live from any of Glastonbury's multiple stages in June, allowing viewers to watch their favourite bands as if they were there.

The BBC will offer "the slickest and most comprehensive" mobile coverage and expect 50% of viewers to tune in on a mobile or tablet device - beating Hackney Weekend's record of 37% mobile users.

The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury

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Mumford and Sons performing a Radio 1 Live Lounge special during Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 show

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Furthermore, Radio 1 Live Lounge sessions, Radio 2 In Concert performances and music sessions from other BBC outlets will be available to stream live and on catch-up services.

"Our ambition this year is to offer music fans unprecedented coverage of live music," said Tim Davie, Acting Director General.

"On desktop, mobile, tablet and connected TVs, we will bring BBC audiences closer to the music they love by offering a full performance or festival-goer experience for those who can't be there."

Glastonbury festival will take place on Worthy Farm from June 28-30.

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