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Paul McCartney Fans Fuming Over Glastonbury Livestream Delay

Daisy Phillipson

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Paul McCartney Fans Fuming Over Glastonbury Livestream Delay

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Paul McCartney is headlining the main stage at this year's Glastonbury, marking one of the festival's biggest performances.

And while people came in droves to the Somerset event after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, there are still thousands at home wanting to catch a glimpse of the former Beatles' set.

Which is why so many are miffed that his set won't be live streamed on BBC iPlayer until 10.30pm - one hour after it starts.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "@bbcglasto why is Paul McCartney not on live, absolute joke, been looking forward to it all day, maybe tell people?"

Another said: What’s with Paul McCartney’s set not being available live on the telly box? #Glastonbury2022."

"@GlastoLive so why is it that your set list shows @PaulMcCartney is on at 9.30 but I can’t watch it until 10.30 on iplayer or BBC1???!?!!," added a third.

A fourth commented: "Um.. why is BBC showing Noel Gallagher live but not Paul McCartney?! We have to wait until 10.30pm."

"Erm excuse me why us Paul McCartney not on my i player!! @BBCiPlayer," wrote a fifth.

A BBC spokesperson told LADbible: "This year we are delighted to bring audiences our most extensive coverage of Glastonbury to date.

"Paul McCartney’s much anticipated set was broadcast on BBC One at 10.30pm as well as on Radio 2 and will be available on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

"Due to the complexity of broadcasting an event of this scale and the volume of performances we cover, there is sometimes variation between performances taking place and their transmission."

While fans at home have to wait to see the set, in real life the crowd is going wild over McCartney's performance after he kicked off with the Beatles classic Can't Buy Me Love.

The singer-songwriter has made history this year too as the oldest-ever solo headliner at the festival.

His performance comes exactly a week after celebrating his 80th birthday – and more than 60 years of making music.

It's McCartney's second time topping the Pyramid Stage bill, having previously headlined in 2004.

Sir Paul prepared for the history-making performance by playing a surprise show yesterday (Friday 24 June) at an intimate venue in Frome, Somerset.

McCartney isn't the only one making Glasto history this year, as Billie Eilish also became the youngest ever solo artist to headline the event.

The Grammy-winning singer, 20, delivered a captivating set, in which she treated the crowd of adoring fans to a selection of hit songs from her two number-one albums, including Bury A Friend, NDA and My Strange Addiction.

Topics: Music, Glastonbury, Festivals, BBC

Daisy Phillipson
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